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The Archon 

A NEWSMAGAZINE published for Alumni and Parents of 


WINTER 1 990 






The Headmaster's Message 


Alumni for the '90s 


Reunion '90 


GDA Scene 


The Arts at GDA 


Fall Sports 


Alumni Sports Day 




Class Notes 


Class Secretaries 

Inside cover 

White Mountain Exhibit 

The cover painting, Mount Washington 
from Crawford Notch by Harrison B. 
Brown, is one of more than 60 White 
Mountain paintings (1840-1936) which 
will be shown in the Carl Youngman 
Gallery April 1 to June 17. More about 
collector Sam Robbins '41 appears on 
page 24. 

The Archon is published three 
times a year (Fall, Winter and 
Spring) by Governor Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, MA 01922 - 
508/465-1763. Letters and 
comments are welcome from 
graduates, parents and friends of 
the Academy. 

Linda S. Corbett, Editor 
William Lane, Photographer 
Stuart D. Chase 

Director of Development 
Christopher E. Harlow 

Director of Alumni Affairs 

Editorial Advisory Board 

Ben Beach '67 
John Costello P'89 
Henry Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
Joseph Hoffman P'83 
Newton Lamson '58 
John Mercer '64 
Abigail Woodbury '79 

Governor Dummer hosted more 
than 300 athletes and coaches for 
the statewide Massachusetts Special 
Olympics soccer tournament last 
fall. Above, Alexandra Pinsky '90 
escorts a young athlete in the Open' 
ing Ceremony; at right, an athlete 
signals "thumbs up." (Photos by 
Jon Bonnell '90) 





The Headmaster's Message 

Around a fire in the Cobb Room, 
Pete Houston '48 enthralled 
students and masters - including 
Pete's mentor Buster Navins - with 
the art of storytelling. John Carroll '61 
rendered what some consider to be the finest 
speech ever given in Thompson Auditorium. 
John Mercer '64, president of the Alumni 
Association, is developing with the Alumni 
Council a number of ventures to both bring 
alumni to this campus and to convey the 
message of Governor Dummer out to the 

This is a time of participation - growing 
participation. Each new visit adds to the 
vitality of the Governor Dummer community 
and, also, enhances the life of the visitor. It is 
difficult to visit the Byfield campus without 
becoming involved. 

A dramatic example of involvement would 
be the evolution of the Alumni Glee Club. 
First convened for reunions, the Alumni Glee 
Club in September performed at a luncheon 
for capital campaign volunteers; in December, 
Art Sager's protege's returned to join the 
Academy Chorus in the Candlelight 
Christmas Service, and plans are underway for 
a return in December of '90. During that 
December time, Art Sager joined John 
Nichols, our vocal music director, at a 
gathering of the Class of '90 to rehearse "The 
Senior Song." As a result, Art is now a 
presence with today's as well as yesterday's 
student body. 

Enjoy the articles within and consider the 
ways in which you can become part of this 
exciting venture at a very exciting time in the 
history of the Academy. 


Headmaster Peter Bragdon was in the driver's seat of a 
support truck during the Special Olympics tournament. 

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Winter 1990 


Alumni for the '90s 

Banking on the future 

£ f "^f wish I knew," Tom Sayles '49 

I laughs when asked where the 
U.S. economy is headed in 
the '90s, but he doesn't really 
id worried. 

is the optimistic chairman of 
rd of The Summit Bancorp in Sum- 
mit, New Jersey, which has sales of more 
than $300 million and profits of nearly 
$40 million. He is also accessible, candid 
and a believer that even in this day of 
automated banking, the key is "people." 

"We are in a modest recession now," 
he does admit. "It affects some industries 
more than others. Here in New Jersey, 
pharmaceuticals are having record earn- 
ings, while the real estate people are hav- 
ing a tough time. Banking is somewhere 
in the middle. Finance as a whole has 
enjoyed a pretty good run for 10 years; 
in New England there have been some 
excesses and they are paying for it now. 
But I am generally very hopeful." 

Sayles expects banks will be branching 
out "more and more into insurance and 
annuities" in coming years, "so we will 
be more of a one-stop operation. We will 
see more mergers so there will be more 
larger banks, but there will also be more 
smaller, boutique banks that offer more 
personal service. People like the conve- 
nience of machines but they still like to 
talk to somebody. The difference really 
is people. Somehow we have to smooth 
out the process so transactions are made 
behind the scenes on machines, then 
completed out front with people." 

Financial planning is becoming partic- 
ularly important as a banking product, 
he goes on, because people are living 
longer. "The elderly get overly conserva- 
tive because they are afraid of cata- 
strophic illness. They are so very con- 
cerned that they don't spend a nickle to 
enjoy their later years. They don't quite 
believe they have the money, even when 
they do." 

"It is going to be terribly important in 
the next decade that the government 
gets serious about the national debt," he 
goes on, "... and I think it is getting 
serious. Hopefully we will get a real 
break with the defense budget; hopefully 
we will apply it to the debt and not just 
spend it somewhere else. We have been 
just way overspending - the 'guns and 

Tom Sayles '49 

butter' mentality of the '60s only more 
so. All of these programs are great but 
we have to pay for them somehow. It is 
not fair to our children and grandchil- 
dren to saddle them with our debts." 

Sayles expects that economic changes 
in Eastern Europe will not happen over- 
night, but that "in the long term, three 
to five years, the results have to be posi- 
tive. There are a lot of good workers and 
I think the capitalist way will win out in 
the end." Eastern Europe may benefit 
from U.S. loans that used to go to South 
America, he says; "Americans are tired 
of not being paid back." 

Sayles is also in tune with the medical 
world, as a former trustee of Overlook 
Hospital in Summit ("Banking is easy 
compared to medicine!"), and with edu- 
cation. He is a trustee and chairman of 
the Finance Committee at Drew Univer- 
sity in Madison, which is about to un- 
dertake a $45 million campaign for a 
new field house, new arts center, build- 
ing repairs and endowment. 

"The physical plants at universities in 
general have been long neglected in or- 
der to have enough to pay teachers," he 

says. "Even so, teachers have long been 
abused in terms of salary." He recom- 
mends that faculties be hired for 12 
months and that facilities be used year- 
round. He likes the Dartmouth Plan, by 
which each student attends at least one 
summer session before graduation. 

Tom Sayles' father had gone to Am- 
herst and played on the baseball team 
with Headmaster Ted Eames, and "Ted 
was nice enough to take me on at Gover- 
nor Dummer. But I was one homesick 
kid," he says, and he vividly recalls Art 
Sager talking him out of running away 
when he was a freshman. "From then 
on, Art, Buster Navins, and my fresh- 
man housemaster Ben Stone spent a lot 
of time working on me. It did get better, 
just like they said it would." 

In fact, Tom stayed for four years plus 
a post graduate year in 1949-50. He was 
a member of Cum Laude, the Red Cross 
Committee, the Archon and Milestone 
boards and the soccer and basketball 
squads, a cheerleader and head waiter. 

He went on to Dartmouth, where he 
was in ROTC, and for six months after 
graduation, while he was waiting for ac- 
tive duty, he worked at the Hanover 
Bank, later Manufacturers Hanover, in 
New York City. He returned to banking 
after the Service and stayed, joining 
Summit 20 years ago. "It's been a great 
profession," he says. "I have been very, 
very lucky." 

Sayles, who received his M.B.A. from 
New York University, lives in Chatham, 
New Jersey, with his wife Patricia. They 
have three grown children: daughter 
Lynn, 33, who works for "a competitor 
bank;" Richard, 28, a tax accountant 
with Prudential Insurance; and Steve, 
22, who is at the New Jersey Institute of 

Sayles plays a pretty serious round of 
golf- he played at GDA - and tennis and 
squash for fun. He has been active in the 
Boy Scouts (he received the Distin- 
guished Eagle Award), and is former 
chairman of the New Jersey Bankers As- 
sociation and a trustee of the New Jersey 
Center for Visual Arts. 

The Archon 

Promoting fitness for all 

The last decade saw the restora- 
tion of baseball as a national 
pasttime, and an obsession 
with fitness and health. Dr. 
Jim Parkes '53, who is beginning his 17th 
year as team doctor for the New York 
Mets, promotes both for the years 

Much of fitness, he maintains, is com- 
mon sense, and he advocates for just 
about anyone the year-round training 
program that has improved the injury 
rate in professional baseball dramati- 
cally. Developed by the Major League 
Physicians Association, of which he is a 
member and former president, it has 
four basic components: 
*A special diet of 70 percent carbohy- 
drates, 15 to 20 percent protein and 
10 percent or less fat 
*Muscle strengthening 
*Muscle stretching and 
*Endurance training (he recommends 
jogging or cycling). 

"Most people don't eat right and don't 
exercise correctly," Dr. Parkes says, and 
he begins with the "good food" diet 
sketched above. 

"By and large people consume too 
much fat and more protein then they 
need. What we really need is a great deal 
of complex carbohydrates: good cereal, 
fruit, good bread, vegetables." He recom- 
mends bran on a regular basis, but 
doesn't see the need "to make it the 
center of one's diet." 

When it comes to decreasing chloreste- 
rol, he practices the diet and exercise 
regimen he preaches. He reduced his 
own chloresterol count from over 300 to 
145, and has maintained a regular exer- 
cise program since 1973, when he got 
involved with the Mets. 

The exercise he enjoys most is jogging, 
"with my headset on . . . This morning I 
listened to Arthur Fiedler and the Bos- 
ton Pops." He runs six to eight miles, 
four or five days a week - in Central Park 
("The Reservoir is beautiful") if the 
weather is good, at the West 63rd Street 
"Y" if it is not. 

"It is also important, if one is getting 
heavy into exercise, to see a person who 
specializes in sports training and have 
them set up a specific program for you." 

A native of Rumson, New Jersey, Dr. 

Dr. Jim Parkes '53 

Parkes attended Governor Dummer for 
only a year, 1949-50, because his parents 
wanted him closer to home. He still, 
however, speaks glowingly of his "won- 
derful teachers and all they did for me. I 
try to give back to my students what was 
given to me." 

He graduated from Lawrenceville in 
New Jersey and went on to Dartmouth, 
where he stayed for two years of medical 
school before finishing up at Harvard. 
He did his internship and residency in 
orthopedic surgery at Columbia, all the 
while committed to Uncle Sam. 

The day he started at Dartmouth, his 
father, who had served on General 
Douglas MacArthur's staff in the Pacific, 
said, "Young man, you are going to 
serve your country." Dr. Parkes enlisted 
in the U.S. Navy and was deferred 
through school. When he finished, he 
went to basic at Camp Lejeune - "when 
you are a Navy doctor you are in the 
Marines" - then was assigned to St. Al- 
bans Naval Hospital in Queens (coin- 
cidentally, the home of the New York 
Mets). He had planned to return to 
Dartmouth after the service, but was 
invited into the practice of Dr. Peter 
Lamonte, the original team doctor for 
the New York Mets, in New York. 
When Dr. Lamonte retired in 1973, he 
asked Jim if he would like the job. 

"Dr. Lamonte took me to St. Peters- 
burg to spring training and introduced 
me to Tug McGraw and Tom Seaver 
and Cleon Jones and all these famous 
players. Then he asked me to drive him 
back to the airport . . . and there I was. 

I've never felt so insecure in my life." 
With the assistance of "some wonderful 
trainers," however, Dr. Parkes survived. 

The team doctor does not sit in the 
dug-out, he explains, but in a box up 
above. If a player is injured on the field, 
the trainers are the "first line. If they 
need me, they call on the telephone and 
I come down." 

Fortunately, he says, last season was 
one of relatively few injuries - Keith Her- 
nandez broke his knee cap ("sliding is 
high-risk"), Barry Lyons had a broken 
toe from a pitched ball and Darryl 
Strawberry had a broken toe from a base 
hit. Not all injuries happen during a 
game and he got a call one summer's 
night from Bobby Ojeda's wife out on 
Long Island. Ojeda had severely cut the 
third finger of his pitching hand while 
using hedge clippers. When Dr. Parkes 
saw him, "his finger was actually hang- 
ing by a thread. We used the microsurgi- 
cal technique and put it back together. 
He came back to have a good pitching 

As team doctor, Dr. Parkes is about to 
spend six weeks of spring training with 
the Mets in Florida. He does not, how- 
ever, regularly travel with the team dur- 
ing the season; members of the Major 
League Physicians Association recip- 
rocate for each other. "When the Mets 
are in St. Louis, our players are seen by 
my counterpart in St. Louis; when the 
Cardinals are in New York, I see their 

As a consultant also for the U.S. Ten- 
nis Association, Dr. Parkes has seen 
Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe 
and others. He himself grew up playing 
tennis and does still, particularly at his 
vacation home at Sky Top in the Poco- 
no Mountains. At 240 pounds, he 
played football at Dartmouth, but rec- 
ommends baseball, tennis, swimming 
and track for young people - and older 
people - today. "There are fewer serious 
injuries," he says, "and they are sports 
one can do for a long time." 

Dr. Parkes and his wife Margaret live 
on Manhattan's West Side and have two 
daughters "who love baseball" - Susan, 
an associate editor at Ladies Home Jour- 
nal, and Jacqueline, who is in real estate 

Winter 1990 

A champion of free enterprise 

Jithan Shafma tei '63 is not in- 
! by i hange; he seems to 
thrive 01 
His Import Leather, Inc., which 
provides leather to the American 
shoe industry, survived the past decade 
in i. nt ■ at the same time that domestic 
luction ol shoes was falling off 90 
ent and L) ^ percent oi Ins compet- 
failed. "We're very healthy," he 
says. "But this is not a growth industry." 

So he "grasped an opportunity" in the 
early 1980s and begins the new decade as 
a major developer of outlet shopping 
malls coast to coast. His Willey Creek 
Company now has seven malls in 
Maine, New Hampshire, Upstate New 
York and California, with five more un- 
der construction - add Arizona, Texas, 
Nevada and Washington - and as many 
more on the drawing board. 

"Outlet purchasing makes sense," he 
says. "Even with the gloom and doom 
around, outlet selling is growing at 15 
percent a year. "We are going to have a 
little recession in the next few months, 
but it won't be anything serious." 

Outlets started in mills and in the 
back rooms of factories and have pro- 
gressed over the last decade "from a rack 
industry to something very upscale." 
Shafmaster's are pure outlet malls which 
offer direct sales by manufacturers of 
brand names. Particularly in California, 
they tend to be upscale malls with ex- 
pensive merchandise which is 30 to 40 
percent under the legitimate retail price. 

"These malls combine everything that 
tweeks the American consumer," he 
goes on. "People come and spend the 
entire day. We believe the more pleasant 
the experience is, the more people are 
going to come." His company builds and 
manages the malls, then provides mar- 
keting support and maintenance. Ten- 
ants must adhere to a list of regulations 
regarding signs, hours and other aspects 
to make shopping "pleasant." The Vaca- 
ville, California, mall is the largest, with 
60 stores in 210,000 square feet. Ultima- 
tely it will have 200 stores. Shafmaster 
believes the concept will continue to 
grow in the '90s. 

His ability to adapt to change was 
honed in the family business, Import 
Leather, which he joined in 1969 upon 

Jonathan Shafmaster '63 

graduation from the Amos Tuck School 
of Business. Over the past two and a half 
decades, he has travelled three conti- 
nents to find new and better sources of 
supply. In the '60s, 80 percent of the 
leather came from Europe; by the mid- 
'70s, South America and India were the 
big suppliers, and today some 60 percent 
comes from Pakistan. 

Admittedly "fairly well versed" in 
world trade affairs, Shafmaster says he 
wasn't so much surprised at the recent 
political changes in Europe, "as with the 
rapidity with which it has happened." 

"Eastern Europe will become the next 
Europe," he says. "Assuming all things 
continue as they appear now, we will see 
a new economic giant. There are 400 
million people over there, and they will 
be crying for goods. 

"What's going on in East Europe will 
cause the leather industry to prosper," 
he says, "and this will impact the shoe 
industry very much. Leather has been 
rationed there; it has gone into boots for 
the armies. In some places, people have 
been allocated a pair of poorly made 
shoes every other year - and they usually 
didn't quite fit." 

The former Eastern bloc countries do 
have shoe-making capabilities, Shafmas- 
ter says, and while he maintains that 

"for us, the leather business is central- 
ized in North America," he expects to 
feel some of the changes in Europe- 
through an affiliate company in Ger- 

In another part of the world, he says 
"Asia is a booming economic situation, 
but they want to be served by other 
Asians - Chinese by Chinese, Koreans 
by Koreans, Japanese by Japanese. 

"Everyone is all upset because some- 
Japanese bought Rockefeller Center," he- 
goes on. "It doesn't upset me. Free enter- 
prise is great. I'm all for it. These are- 
private Japanese businesses, not the gov- 
ernment doing the buying. This sort o( 
activity ties the world together economi- 
cally; it provides a counter-balancing. It 
is in the best interest of the Japanese to 
keep our economy buoyant; they don't 
want their investments to go down the 

"The thing people don't talk about," 
he says, "is that the largest foreign inves- 
tor in the U.S. is not Japan but Great 
Britain. They own three to five times as 
much as the Japanese." 

Shafmaster maintains that 
entrepreneurship "is a spirit . . . you ei- 
ther have it or you don't." He feels 
"Governor Dummer gave me a great ba- 
sic education and prepared me for col- 
lege. It gave me the interest and where- 
withall to take the next step. I got into 
Williams College and got a terrific liberal 
arts education. That helped me get into 
business school (Amos Tuck at Dart- 

"I really believe in the building block 
concept. I wasn't exposed to East Indian 
art or economics or esoteric subjects at 
Governor Dummer. But I was prepared 
for college." 

A native of Haverhill, Jon was a mem- 
ber of the Governor staff and the varsity 
football team, winner of the Moody 
Kent Prize for German, and winner of 
the Thorndike Hilton Cup. He has been 
a Governor Dummer Trustee since 1983, 
and his daughter Amy is class of '90. 

When he can get away, Shafmaster 
and his wife Carol "go to Nova Scotia 
and hide." They are remodeling a 200- 
year-old house and clearing the over- 
growth around it. "Nova Scotia," he 
says, "is what the U.S. was in 1955." 

The Archon 

Crusading for a cleaner environment 

By Andrea E. Kehoe 

Ford Schumann, a gentleman 
farmer and musician, spends a 
lot of time talking trash. 
A self-described "recycling 
middleman," he spends about 40 hours 
each week in his Volkswagen bus pick- 
ing up recyclable materials left at the 
curb. When he gets enought paper, met- 
als and glass from households and busi- 
nesses in Kent and Queen Anne's coun- 
ties (Maryland) that have agreed to 
participate, he sends pallets of them to 
buyers in Baltimore. And when he's not 
collecting trash, the 1973 graduate of 
Washington College works to convince 
more citizens and businesses to sort out 
their glass and paper for recycling. 

Affinity Recycling, Inc., the non-profit 
venture Schumann started last year, 
grew out of his commitment to preserve 
the fragile environment of Kent County, 
where landfills are nearing capacity and 
where one alternative to county landfills 
- mass incineration -nearly took a foot- 

"Recycling," says Schumann, "is the 
clean alternative to dumping and burn- 
ing, and it protects the nation's natural 
resources from wasteful expenditure. 
Once people know why they should re- 
cycle and start doing it, they really feel 
good about it." 

Schumann lives on a farm near Ches- 
tertown with his wife Marilee, daughter 
Brooke, 10, and son Robin, 8, and runs 
the business mostly on his own, with the 
help of occasional volunteers and some 
students hired to pick up glass. He hopes 
to expand into other Eastern Shore 
counties and to widen the variety of 
materials he collects by finding markets 
for cardboard, tin and plastics. 

When he entered Washington College 
in 1966, he shared an interest in the 
environment with many classmates, in 
addition to concern for other issues such 
as Vietnam. "We were basically con- 
cerned about our planet and the people 
living on it," he explains, adding that 
the example of his father, also an envi- 
ronmentalist, increased his commit- 

"I've always been concerned about 
trash. I've always been fastidious not to 

Ford Schumann on his pick'Up truck (Photo by J.M. Fragmeni) 

litter. You shouldn't deliberately throw 
something outside to spoil everybody's 

Also president of Kent Conservation, 
an organization leading volunteer recy- 
cling efforts, Schumann helped stop the 
building of a mass-burn incinerator in 
Kent County when the dump neared 

What is crucial now, Schumann says, 
is for Americans to make manufacturing 
of recyclable products a priority. In Ja- 
pan, he says, nearly 50 percent of gar- 
bage is recycled. Seattle, which put a 
moratorium on incinerators, now recy- 
cles 60 percent of its waste. 

Continued on page 29 

Thanks to Washington College 

This article is excerpted from and with 
the permission of Washington College 
Magazine, Chester town, Maryland. 

A native of Binghamton, New York, Ford 
Schumann '66 was described in the 1966 
Milestone as "a leading athlete in three 
varsity sports - football (co-captain and co- 
MVP as a senior), hockey and lacrosse." He 
was managing editor of The Spire and a 
member of the Glee Club, and he has since 
served as his class agent. In addition to his 
recycling and farming interests, he is a clas- 
sical guitarist-teacher, photographer and 
coach of youth lacrosse, He is the son of Bob 
Schumann '40 of Binghamton, and brother 
of David '74 of Boston. 

Winter 1990 

Coping with a growing epidemic 

At ( Jovernor 1 )ummer A< 
my, Newi I [yslop '5 5 was ed- 
itor ' 'f i lie Archon, then a 
imni publication, 
and co-editor of the Governor. He spends 
a lot of time- writing these days too -pro- 
posals and more proposals for funding 
for his work with AIDS. 

Dr. Hyslop is chief of infectious dis- 
- and professor of medicine at the 
Tulane Medical Center, as well as princi- 
pal investigator for the Tulane-LSU 
AIDS treatment center, which is funded 
by the National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases. He started the AIDS 
center, one o( 19 in the country, from 
scratch in 1984. It now has a multi-mil- 
lion dollar budget and more than 300 
people involved in clinical trials - system- 
atic testing which determines if a partic- 
ular treatment benefits a patient with 
AIDS. It is a multi-disciplinary program, 
he says, with a lot of laboratory back-up 
in the areas of virology, pharmacology, 
immunology, epidemiology and others. 

He is optimistic about progress; he pre- 
dicts that an AIDS vaccine is "five to 10 
years away," and says that "for those 
already infected, clearly we are prolong- 
ing lives . . . not by as much as anyone 
would like, but that too should im- 

What concerns him in 1990, however, 
is complacency. AIDS prevention, he 
says, requires education; yet the number 
of articles and TV specials about AIDS 
has actually decreased as the number of 
cases has increased. 

"AIDS tends to be downplayed," he 
says. "There have been many deaths re- 
lated to AIDS here, but the New Or- 
leans newspapers attribute the deaths to 
something else because AIDS is consid- 
ered a stigma to the family." 

"Part of education is recognizing that 
people who have AIDS are people first. 
A lot of ordinary people get AIDS. It is 
not a plague sent by God, it is a natural 
phenomenon. We will deal with it as we 
dealt with polio or other diseases of the 
past, but it will not be over over night." 

"We are truly reaching the stage where 
everybody is soon going to know some- 
body who is infected," he goes on. 

When he went to Tulane from Mass 
General in 1984, there were fewer than 

Dr. Newton Hyslop '53 

50 cases of AIDS in New Orleans. Now, 
he says, there are 1500 - and New Or- 
leans is a "second wave" city; the prob- 
lem is magnified many times in the "first 
wave," coastal cities of New York, Wash- 
ington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, 
Los Angeles and Miami. 

There are more than 100,000 reported 
cases of AIDS in the U.S., he says, "and 
you can multiply that number of cases 
by 10 or 20 to get the number of infected 
persons. If you are conservative, that 
means one million infected persons." 

Of great concern now, Dr. Hyslop 
says, is the increasing number of hetero- 
sexuals who have the HIV infection. 
"HIV is no longer a disease of gays or IV 
drug users. The problem is lessening in 
the gay community because they have 
been very successfully alerted to 'safe 

"There is evidence, however, that the 
heterosexual population is paying less 
attention. Cases of other sexually trans- 
mitted diseases are rising, particularly at 
the college level. The problem is not 
with people who have AIDS, but with 
people you don't know are infected." 

Because AIDS may not manifest itself 
for five or 10 years after a person is in- 
fected with the virus, Dr. Hyslop says it 
is particularly difficult to convince teen- 
agers of the life and death consequences 
of actions today. "Young people need to 

realize that they have the control in this 
one," he says. "They can get infected or 
nor infected. With the right attitude, the 
risk of getting infec ted is zero." 

Tuberculosis is right behind AIDS as a 
disease with epidemic potential in the 
'90s, Dr. Hyslop says, and with enor- 
mous implications. "People who are sus- 
ceptible to TB may be least able to seek 
care for financial and other reasons. 
This means a greater problem for the 
homeless, and raises all sorts of ques- 
tions about where one goes for treat- 
ment and who pays. In New Orleans, 
two-thirds of the AIDS patients are in 
charity hospitals, and the New York 
hospital system is drowning in patients 
with AIDS. It is becoming more than a 
medical problem; it is becoming a socie- 
tal problem." 

Dr. Hyslop never doubted for a min- 
ute that he wanted to be a doctor, at 
least not after he was 13 and at home in 
Duxbury, Massachusetts, for several 
weeks with rheumatic fever. Dr. Walter 
Deacon, "a wonderful man," impressed 
him irrevocably by coming by every 
week. The young Newt was also in- 
fluenced by his Aunt Helen McCaskill, a 
nurse at Mass General and later nursing 
supervisor at the Massachusetts Eye and 
Ear Infirmary. 

His Governor Dummer teachers im- 
pacted him as well: Mrs. (Helen) Sim- 
mons, he says, "helped me develop a 
sense of competence in math . . . which 
was helpful in medicine. Mac Murphy 
and then Tom Mercer were terrific influ- 
ences. Buster Navins also helped me de- 
velop confidence on the playing fields." 

Dr. Hyslop went on to Harvard and to 
Harvard Medical School. While practic- 
ing at Mass General, he served 11 years 
on the Planning Board in Wenham - "a 
wonderful release from medicine." To- 
day, there is little free time at all, as he is 
"fully occupied . . . trying to cope with 
the growing AIDS epidemic." He and 
his wife Deborah do try to take trips 
"and get away completely" once in a 
while. They visited Russia last year after 
a medical meeting in Stockholm. 

The Hyslops have two children: Mar- 
cia Rezza, with the New England Bio 
Lab in Beverly, Massachusetts, and 
Ross, a senior in law school at Tulane. 

The Archon 


: ■ : 

Protecting the public lands 

Ben Beach '67 is an environmen- 
talist by nature, a writer by pro- 
fession. He has combined the 
two at The Wilderness Society, 
the non-profit organization that serves 
as watchdog over some million square 
miles of public lands — national parks, 
forests and wildlife refuges — "to make 
sure they are wisely managed" and that 
at least some of them are kept in their 
"original" condition. 

"The National Parks (50 of them in all) 
may have precise borders," Beach says, 
"but they are not insulated from the rest 
of the world." The Grand Canyon, for 
instance, is suffering from air pollution 
blowing in from Southern California 
and elsewhere. 

The Wilderness Society's priority for 
the '90s, Beach says, "is protection of 
what we have. We have inherited these 
national treasures, and we are responsi- 
ble for passing them on to the next gen- 
eration and the next and the next." 

In some cases, land needs to be ac- 
quired. "We are not necessarily suggest- 
ing that the federal government buy the 
lands," he says, "but we look for ways to 
have it purchased by a combination of 
public and private interests, or to see 
easements established to protect the 

The Society is specifically looking to 
protect 2.7 million, privately-owned 
acres of Maine woods "from condo de- 
velopment." They would like to restore 
the ecosystem in Florida's Everglades, 
badly damaged by water pollution; pro- 
tect the virgin forests in the American 
Northwest (Washington, Oregon and 
Northern California) and prevent oil 
drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife 
Refuge in Alaska. They are also con- 
cerned about auto pollution in Yosemi- 
te, logging on the perimeter of 
Yellowstone, and acid rain falling in the 

Public concern for the Planet Earth 
has increased immensely, Beach says, 
and he sees hope in the decade ahead. 
Membership in The Wilderness Society, 
which was founded in 1935, grew 50 
percent in 1989 to 340,000. He attributes 
some of it to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 
"the most significant environmental 
event of the year." Membership jumped 

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Ben Beach receiving Alumnus of 
the Year Award in 1987 

27,000 in one month after the tanker 
went aground in Alaska. 

There has been some progress in recy- 
cling, Beach goes on, "and people are 
beginning to demand better legislation. 
We are also going to have to make some 
lifestyle changes over the next few 

Beach the private citizen says that one 
of the biggest needs is to move away 
from the "disposable products mindset. 
Half of the market for razors, for in- 
stance, is in disposable razors. Every time 
we throw something in the waste basket, 
we need to visualize the piece of land 

where that throwaway is going to end 

"As consumers, we need to make 
choices every day between products that 
pollute and those that are environmen- 
tally sound. We need to boycott the for- 
mer and promote the latter. 

"We are addicted to oil," he goes on. 
"We need to use a lot less oil. To get oil, 
we first have to dig up the land. Refine- 
ries pollute the air. Cars that use oil emit 
CO 2 . We will have to drive less, get the 
government to require more fuel-effi- 
cient cars. We need to move more quick- 
ly toward solar power." 

A native of Mount Kisco, New York, 
Beach attributes some of his interest in 
environmental issues to his mother, "an 
early recycler of newspapers." "I always 
liked the outdoors, but I am not an avid 
hiker or mountain climber," he says. "I 
am not a heavy recreational user of the 
public lands, but I believe they are im- 
portant biologically." 

Beach is, however, a dedicated runner 
who has run the Boston Marathon for 
22 consecutive years, beginning when he 
was a freshman at Harvard in 1968. His 
best time is "2:27-something," which he 
ran on three occasions, most recently in 
1983. He is trying to get below 2:30 once 
again, and narrowly missed in 1989 with 
a 2:31.06 as the 58th runner overall. In 
1990, he will be running as a master 
(over-40); he would have been the ninth 
master in 1989. He will continue run- 
ning Boston, he says, "till I drop." 

A writer for the Governor at GDA, 
Beach studied economics at Harvard, 
though he spent "most of my time work- 
ing on the Crimson." He worked for the 
George McGovern Presidential cam- 
paign and for Congressman Lucien Ned- 
zi of Michigan, graduated from Catholic 
University Law School, worked for The 
Alliance to Save Energy, wrote the law- 
section of Time Magazine, was a free- 
lance writer, and worked for USA Today 
before joining the Wilderness Society in 

A long-time class secretary and agent, 
Ben and his wife Carol, also a lawyer, 
live in Bethesda, Maryland, with chil- 
dren Carter, 9; Emily, 7; and Evan, 3. 

Winter 1990 

Reunion y 90 

Back to By field . . . June 15, 16 and 17 

The 25th for '65 - Scott Magrane, at right, is congratulated on wrestling 
victory by coach Heb Evans and teammates Rich Wait and Jim Nevius '67. 

The 50th for '40 'Spring sports captains Al Hutchinson, Ed Sheffield, the 
late Deane Hoyt, Ed Riley, Harry Davy, Jim Dodge. 

The 20th for '70 - Senior waiters at Christmas dinner: Michael O'Leary, 
Henry Eaton, Bill Murray, Fred Statler, David Bergmann. 

Reunion '90 - a three-day cele- 
bration of friendship and 
memories — has been planned 
to draw alumni/ae from seve- 
ral decades "Back to Byfield" on June 15, 
16 and 17. 

While reminiscing with classmates and 
faculty will prevail, reunioners will have 
the opportunity to get acquainted with 
the Academy today, and enjoy the good 
things eastern Massachusetts has to offer 
in June. Several new activities have been 
added to the best o{ other years, includ- 
ing an exhibit of works by White Moun- 
tain Painters 1864-1954, the collection of 
Sam Robbins '41. 

Debuting will be a Classic Auto and 
Boat Show; a walking tour, "A Growing 
Campus," led by campus gardener Deb- 
bie Bolton, and a Reunion seminar pro- 
gram with alumni experts addressing a 
variety of topics. By popular request, the 
Newburyport Harbor cruise launched 
last year will be repeated. 

Specific gatherings are planned for the 
Old Guard (all pre-1940 graduates), and 
for the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 
1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1985. 

Alumni and their families are invited 
to stay on campus with accommodations 
in the dormitories. A reunion class may 
stay together in one dormitory, provid- 
ing reservations are made early; the new 
dormitory on Middle Road is reserved 
for the Class of 1940. GDA students, as 
Reunion Ambassadors, will serve as tour 
guides and conduct the popular Chil- 
dren's Program. 

Festivities will begin on Friday with a 
Headmaster's Reception and a Chefs 
International Buffet, followed by an eve- 
ning harbor cruise aboard the Yankee 
Clipper (at 8:30 p.m., by reservation), 
and a social hour in the Cobb Room. 

Saturday morning events include the 
five-mile Road Race, the seminar, Grand 
Parade of Alumni, and Annual Meeting 
of Alumni at 11:00 p.m. The Old Guard 
will be entertained by Headmaster Peter 
and Dottie Bragdon at a Mansion House 
luncheon, while a picnic for others will 
be held on the Quad. 

Saturday afternoon offerings include 
campus tours, class softball challenges, a 
harbor cruise, shopping in Newbury- 
port, exploration of Plum Island, and 


The Archon 

The 40th for '50 - In front, Dave 
Hershey, middle, Phil Long, Tony 
Brockelman, Dave Esty; back, 
George Laventis, Louis Tobia '51, 
the late Al Rogers. 

Reunion Glee Club rehearsal with Art 
Sager and Ben Stone at 4 p.m. 

On Saturday evening, Fran and Buster 
Navins will host the 50th Reunion Class 
of 1940 at their home on Faculty Lane, 
while the Bragdons will host the 25th 
Reunion Class of 1965 at the Mansion 
House. The remaining classes will have a 
Down East Clambake on the Quad, 
with DJ dancing for all classes under the 
Reunion tent. Reunion children will 
have their own box supper, followed by 
a treasure hunt and movies. (Arrange- 
ments for individual child care may be 
made by reservation.) 

On-going activities on Saturday in- 
clude tennis, golf, open house at the new 
dormitory, the auto and boat show, and 
workouts in the gymnasium and in the 
Eagle fitness center. 

Sunday morning's continental break- 
fast will precede the Chapel Service at 10 
o'clock, which will feature the Reunion 
Glee Club. A farewell brunch will bring 
the weekend to a close. 

Reunion class newsletters continue to 
be mailed and the Reunion Question- 
naire should be in the hands of Reunion 
year alumni/ae. If you have not received 
one, please call the Alumni Office 
(508/465-1763). A complete program 
and reservation form will be mailed in 

The 15th for '75 - A class act: Steve Dunfey, Dan Clayman, Derek 

7 JHHb ^^MntfHBT. H^^^M^r 
The 30th for '60 - Front row, Jay Gaffney, John Hill '61, Hugh Dietz; 
back, Tom Taplin, Jim Deveney, John Slater, Geoff Nichols, Bob Rimer. 

The 5th for '85 - Graduates Nathalie Ames, Alexa Berghager, Lexi 
Osgood, George Hasapidis, Chris Chance. 

Winter 1990 


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The 35th for '55 - Editors Fred Scribner, Archon; 
George Gardner, Review; and Phil Johnson, Mile- 

The 10th for '80 - Lia McCarthy and Jim Gard 


Reunion Class Leaders 


Old Guard Alumni- 
The 50th Reunion Class 

'45 - The 45th Reunion Class - 

'50 - The 40th Reunion Class 

'55 - The 35th Reunion Class 

'60 - The 30th Reunion Class - 

'65 - The 25th Reunion Class - 

'70 - The 20th Reunion Class - 
'75 - The 15th Reunion Class - 

'80 - The 10th Reunion Class 

'85 - The 5th Reunion Class - 

John P. English '28, Class of '39 and earlier 

Dana Babcock, Andy Bailey, Ham Bates, John 

Griffith, Bob Lyle, Ted Munro, Dwight Murray, 

John Nissen, Jim Quirk, Bob Schumann, Ed 

Sheffield, Dave Strater, Larry Van Doren, Dap 

Will, Ben Wright 

Brad Alden, Bill Barrell, Dick Cousins, Bill Page 

Don Palais, Allan Teel, Irv Williamson, Paul 


Marc amRhein, Don Blodgett, Dan Emerson, 

Peter Gavian, Tim Greene, Dodge Morgan, Pete 

Steinwedell, George Tulloch, Dave Yesair 

Phil Angell, Bill Ardiff, Dave Brainerd, Bill 

Friend, George Gardner, Dan Leary, Carl 

Pescosolido, Fred Scribner, Bill Spence, Tom 

Wende, Dennett Withington 

Mark Acerra, Richard Benner, Paul 

Buckingham, Jim Deveney, John Elwell, Murray 

Mathews, Greg Meyer, Larry Ross, Bill Tuxbury, 

Bill Vose, Arnold Wood, Carl Youngman 

Nick Apollonio, Brock Callen, Al Chase, Don 

Crocker, Craig Johnson, Eric Sheppard, Dave 


Henry Eaton, Mike O'Leary, Bill Tobey, Randy 

Whitney, Chris Wyle 

Derek Bergmann, Keith Esthimer, Stephanie 

Farrar, Wheeler Gemmer, Sam Gilliland, Audrey 

Grant, Maria Gray, Wendy O'Brien, Jim 

O'Donnell, Richard O'Leary, Barbara Hallas 

Pierce, Greg Pope, Spencer Purinton, Brad 

White, Jamie White, Terry Williams 

Bill Bartlett, Erica Baum, Joe Benson, Bill Brine, 

Kevin Callahan, Dave Callan, Liz Evans, Jim 

Gardner, Helen Mazarakis, Steve Moheban, Pam 


Liz Asadoorian, Becky Chase, Anthony Fusco, 

Sean Mahoney, Peter Quimby, Al Thompson 

The 45 th for '45 
Botsford Young 



The Archon 

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Fowle's on State Street, from '60 

'59ers on tour of Newburyport during Reunion '89: From left, Randy 
Light, Carolyn Bird, Gretchen Friend, Joan Light, John Catlet, Susan 
Pouch, Bob Pouch, and Courtney Bird. 

Reunion Class Alumni whose addresses are missing 


- Sidney Levin 

James A. Bozarth 

John W. McGuire 

Williard S. Martin 

Donald H. Cragin 

Frederick Monkhouse 


- Reginald D. Chase 

Frederick R. Edington II 

Alexander M. Morse 

John J. Cunningham, Jr. 

George E. Fraser II 

Leslie R. Porter III 

Ellison G. Day, Jr. 

Robert H. Gifford 

John B. Scruby 

Leonard I. Day 

Edward G. Hart, Jr. 

John B. Silver 

Philip D. DeWitt 

Martin J. Howard 

Frederick D. Smith 

William H. Fitzpatrick 

Marshall W. Jones, Jr. 

Sidney W. Winslow IV 

Edmund H. Leavitt 

Mark M. Levine 


- Page Bohaker 

David B. MacAusland 

Jerome J. O'Rourke 

Arthur Cameron 

Norman Ogden, Jr. 

Stig A. Rossby 

Charles H. Dunton 

Franklin F. Shook 

Jacob O. Rothbard 

John F. Hampshire, Jr. 

Robert J. Sommer 

Paul A. Samborski 

Richard A. Hannon 

Ernest H. Swift 

John M. Windisch 

Gregory S. Home 


- Webster B. Blood 


- Thornton Burke 

James M. Hunter 

Richard M. Carnrick 

Thomas Coyne 

John R. Norris 

Locke Ellis 

James H. Diephuis 

David C. Smith 

Kurt T. Hoffman 

David I. Fisher 


- Peter A. Halsband 

William R. McGill 

Timothy W. Jones 

Jay A. Negus 

Edmond J. Mead 

James M. Lyerly 

David C. Pasbrig 

Adrian H. Rutherford 

Peter F. Scott 

David R.F. Przestrzelski 

Frederick Stanger, Jr. 

Robert J. Starr 

Andrew S. Winneg 

Sandor P. Walker 


- David Allen 


- Ellwood Johnston, Jr. 

James A. Walton-Black 

Woodbury K. Dana III 

Manit Suwathep 


-Oliver H.P.Baldwin, Jr. 
Alan W. Baumgardner 

Douglas D. Jones 
William J. Lelash 

Thomas B. Weissenbach 

Winter 1990 


GDA scene 

Helping the homeless 

Jon Bonnell '90 ol For) Worth, [\ x 
.1 , has jusi 1 1 impletei I .1 tei m "I 
nmunit at the Shelter 

for the Homeless in Ipswii h. 
"I be serving soup to a 

hum h of old bui I 1 lived on the 

stre< [, "but I found out that the 

people who live there are not much dif- 
nt tha,n my 

. were people who, for one rea- 
son or another, cannot afford housing. 
Most of the homeless in this particular 
shelter have had drug or alcohol prob- 
lems which led to their downfall. Many 
of them at one time made very substan- 
tial salaries, but due to expensive drug 
habits, lost everything. I even met one 
man who attended Governor Dummer 
for almost eight months, but was expel- 
led for possession of drugs on campus." 

Jon spent his afternoons at the shelter 
"doing whatever the guests wanted to 
do . . . from playing cards or chess to 
painting the basement. It was very re- 
warding for me when certain guests be- 
gan to open up to me. I expected them 
to have trouble accepting me when I 
arrived, but on the contrary found them 
extremely friendly and willing to talk 
without any hostility." 

Two new agencies have been added to 
those where students go for the Commu- 
nity Service Program each afternoon: 
Transition House, a shelter for homeless 
women and children, and the Port Reha- 
bilitation Center in Newburyport, where 
patients are recovering from surgery, ac- 
cidents, or motor problems. 

A Clayton farewell 

Australian Ross Clayton, who has 
taught English at Governor Dummer 
Academy for the past 12 months, said 
his good-byes on December 13 in Mose- 
ley Chapel. He received a standing 
ovation from his students and peers and 
was serenaded with two rousing verses of 
his unofficial national anthem, "Waltz- 
ing Matilda." 

Clayton returned to Melbourne 
Grammar School. Among the things he 
would like to have taken with him was 
the Poetry Festival the GDA English 
Department hosted last spring. He also 
appreciated "the natural way in which 
things happen here ... so much friendli- 
ness and openness between the students 

Volunteer Jon Bonnell '90 and his friend Tom at the North Shore 
Shelter for the Homeless in lpsivich. "Tom is a great guy," says Jon, 
"who is studying for his high school equivalency exam." 

and faculty." He felt the national and 
state flags hanging in the Dining Hall 
were emblematic of "a beautiful merging 
of cultures in this place." 

Among his funniest experiences: buy- 
ing an eight-cylinder American car when 
he arrived, only to discover that most of 
his colleagues were driving around in 
small foreign ones. 

And welcome home 

English master Wally Rowe and his 
wife Carol have returned from Singa- 
pore and are resettling into Noyes House 
on campus. Wally taught for the cal- 
endar year at Raffles Junior College, and 
found the students there, about 76 per- 
cent of them Chinese, "the brightest I 
have ever taught." Many of them will 
end up going to Oxford or Cambridge. 

"They seem to believe that a student's 
intellectual life — education —should be 
completed before they begin their social 
lives," Rowe says. "They interact with 
each other, but they don't pair up." 

He described the students in general as 
"very innocent and also very sweet, ap- 
preciative and affectionate. This is a part 
of our lives that is missing here," he says, 
"because we get into passion so soon." 
His students often brought him flowers, 
took him out to meals, and "came to 
visit me in droves" when he was in the 
hospital suffering from an infection he 

picked up in Thailand. They also, he 
said, "made a lot of extravagant state- 
ments about how I've changed their 

Carol taught for several weeks at the 
Singapore American School and taught 
English to Vietnamese boat people at a 
U.N. encampment. 

The Rowes found life in a condomini- 
um in 78-degree, bug-free Singapore 
"very simple." They swam daily and 
Wally played "the best tennis I've played 
in 25 years . . . and the most." Both 
Rowes have coached tennis at GDA and 
Wally plans to return to the varsity 
men's team in the spring. 

They describe the Malay, Chinese and 
Indian food as "glorious," and very rea- 

Wally and students in Singapore. 

The Archon 

IHflHi JuWaP/fl9 

sonable. People in general tended to be 
unusually helpful, and their friends, in- 
ternational — primarily British, New 
Zealanders, Chinese and Italians. 

Among their visitors during the year 
were daughter Heidi, who travelled with 
Dad to Sumatra, and Helen Davidson- 
Wall, who was an exchange teacher at 
GDA from England in 1987-88. The 
Rowes also travelled to Indonesia, Bali, 
China, Thailand and Hong Kong. 

Wally expresses gratitude to the Aca- 
demy for the opportunity to go abroad, 
and hopes other faculty will consider 
doing the same. "It is very enriching for 
the faculty and for the school," he says, 
"and it allows us to bring some wonder- 
ful foreigners such as Ross Clayton to 
our campus at the same time." 

Don's retires 

Doris Marsolais, who was featured in 
the June, 1988 Archon, and to whom the 
1988 Milestone was dedicated, has retired 
after 18 years in food service. 

"An icon of GDA," Student Body 
president Michael Yeagley called her at 
the final School Meeting in December. 
"She always greets us with smiles when 
we enter the kitchen at lunch time, as 
I'm sure she did when Mr. Lenane (di- 
rector of studies Brian Lenane 72) en- 
tered the kitchen as a student in the 
early '70s. 

"If you were ever feeling down or 
looking like you needed something, she 
gave you a bit extra on your plate as her 
way of picking you up." 

Alumnus returns 

John Carroll '61, a freshman state sen- 
ator in Vermont, returned to Governor 
Dummer in December to tell the stu- 
dents that he never really intended to 
get into politics, but he is glad he did. 

"When I was at Governor Dummer, I 
wanted to be a farmer," he said. "I still 
want to be a farmer. But I have tempo- 
rarily put the well-being of my state 
ahead of my individual dreams. I grew 
up when community service was a 
worthy endeavor. I learned a lot of that 

He serves 55,000 people in a district 
about the size of the state of Rhode Is- 
land, and finds his work "a joy. The 

John Carroll '61 talks to Neil Penick '90, Governor editor Jon Lewis 
'90, David Smith '90 and Alex Pinsky '90 after convocation. 

people are remarkably intelligent, hard- 
working and ambitious . . . principled, 
sometimes even lofty." 

The Harvard graduate says he has 
"never been as challenged intellectually 
as he is now. I need to read 200 pages a 
day just to keep up with the issues." 

Among the current ones: a bill to take 
judges' salaries out of the hands of the 
legislature; a program to allow towns to 
buy conservation land at a reduced price 
and pay for it by issuing "environmental 
war bonds;" stricter laws against disposal 
of chemical wastes, and a law banning 
disposable diapers. 

Deciding to run for office, Carroll told 
the students, is the hardest part. "You 
have to ask yourself if you have the guts 
to lose. It's a little like asking 3,000 peo- 
ple for a date." 

Senior Parents seek Chair 

The 1990 Senior Parents, following the 
lead of the two previous classes, are seek- 
ing to endow a Young Master Chair. 
The classes of 1988 and 1989 combined 
to endow the first of two such chairs as 
part of the capital campaign To make A 
Significant Difference. 

As of December 31, the Parents of '90 
had pledged $74,500 toward the 
$240,000 goal. They anticipate that the 
Parents of '91 will continue the effort. 

Income from the Young Master en- 
dowment will be used toward the salary 
and benefits of a young master in the 
early years of teaching, to encourage 
that teacher to continue to grow in his 
or her field of study and to remain in 

Gifts toward the Chair qualify for the 
Challenge Fund issued by three Gover- 
nor Dummer alumni — Bob Bass '67, 
Morris Frost '35 and Skip Pescosolido 
'55. For every $3 the parents contribute, 
$1 — or a 33 percent return — will be 
added by the Challenge Fund. 

Senior Parents chairman is Guy Scott 
P'90 of Weston. 

The Annual Fund 

The unique Challenge Fund - - a $1 
for $3 match on new and increased gifts 
— has also ignited widespread enthu- 
siasm to exceed the $600,000 Annual 
Fund goal for 1989-90. On January 2, 
the Fund passed $330,000 in gifts and 
pledges, including $200,000 from 22 per- 
cent of the alumni and $80,000 from 43 
percent of current parents. 

Tim Greene '50, Trustee chairman for 
the Annual Fund, is leading more than 
200 volunteers in the Annual Fund ef- 
fort; they hope to reach 45 percent alum- 
ni participation by June 30, the end of 
the annual giving year. 

Winter 1990 


The Arts at GDA 

An original drama 

Nurse Britt Kristensen '90, center, gives instructions to the girls while 
aide Amy Nicolo '92 looks on. The patients, seated from left: Jennifer 
Noon '92, Liza Loughman '91, Caren Lee '91, and Alison Derderian '92. 

Patient Kim Karo '90 enters the 

The Academy Players created a provocative original play with 
original music in the fall. Ward 22, set on a psychiatric floor for 
teenage girls, addressed a variety of adolescent issues. 
English/drama master Paul Wann was director; English master Al Finn, 
technical director; and vocal music master John Nichols, music director. 

Aide Jennifer Noon '92 sells a 
snack to visitor Brad Panoff '91. 

Volunteer Glenn Johnson '90 leads the patients in a spirit'raising dance. 
From left: Johnson, Sarah Karp '93, Kim Roark '90, Britt Kristensen '90, 
Nikki Holmes '92, Kristen Hand '93, and Liza Loughman '91. 


The Archon 

Music on many stages 

The Alumni Glee Club, at right, joined the Academy Singers, at left, in a Holiday Candlelight Concert in 
Moseley Chapel - under the direction of Old Guard master Art Sager. They sang, among other favorites, The 
Senior Song. 

Use Ahusamra '93 at the grand pi> 
ano in Thompson Auditorium. 

Winter 1990 

The Big Wind jazz group in a recent concert: from left, Cara Marcous '93, 
Kevin O'Handley '90, Andy Vermeersch '93, Scott Miller '91 and Zane 
Craft '93. 



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Fall sports at GDA 

Welcome back, Governor Dummer! 

Tin- ( iovernors football team 
ii k from a winless 
a 5-1-1 
und< r new i ia< h Paul Sulli- 
van, and a third place in the Indepen- 
dent School League. 

The team lost their opener to St. Se- 
bastians 14-20, hut came hack to whip B- 
B&.N 35-6, squeak by Thayer 29-27, tie 
previously undefeated Brooks 6-6, edge 
Groton 19-18, and whip St. Mark's 41-6 
and Belmont Hill 28-13. 

It was atter the B-B&N rout that their 
director of athletics greeted Headmaster 
Peter Bragdon at midfield. "Welcome 
back, Governor Dummer," he said. 

"A lot of schools are going to have to 
change their Parents Weekends next 
year," Sullivan told the varsity athletes 
at Awards Night. "We beat a lot of them 
before crowds of 750 to 1000." His MVP 
was wide receiver Todd Dixon, a senior 
from Billerica, a unanimous ISL All-Star 
choice, and one of two ISL players 
named Boston Globe All Scholastic. 

Now being pursued by colleges from 
Maine to Florida, Dixon hauled in a 
total of nine touchdown passes, returned 
two punts for touchdowns, caught 46 
passes for 945 yards, and threw one 
touchdown pass. On defense, he had 
seven interceptions, including one for a 
touchdown. Another league coach 
called Dixon the best football player he 
has seen in the ISL in 30 years. 

Also named All-ISL were tight end 

MVP Todd Dixon '90 eludes St. Marks defender. 

Chad Harlow '90 of Byfield, defensive 
end John Whitesides '91 of North Con- 
way, New Hampshire, outside linebacker 
Nick Tibbetts '92 of Scituate, and quar- 

terback Bill Batchelder '91 of Andover 
as punter/kicker. Harry Jenkins '91 of 
Silver Spring, Maryland, was named to 
the ISL second team. 

Coach Paul Sullivan advises Harry 
Jenkins '91 during Brooks game. 


Quarterback Bill Batchelder '91 gets some help from defensive tackle 
Dave Smith '90 (No. 67). 

The Archon 

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It was anything but a ho hum season for the football Governors, though Jon Bonnell '90 caught the referees 
looking a little bored during a halftime break. 

A Near Miss 

The women's soccer team, under 
coaches Ken and Marcia Casazza, had a 
9-5-0 overall, and came on strong at the 
finish to go on to the New England 
championships. They defeated New 
Hampton School of New Hampshire in 
the first round and Hyde School of 
Maine in the second, to meet Can- 
terbury School of Connecticut in the 
finals. They were tied 5-5 at the end of 
regulation play, forcing a shoot-out. 
Canterbury kicked the first one in. 

Defenseman/four-year letterman 
Shannon Davenport of Rye, New 
Hampshire, was MVP for the third year 
in a row and, says Casazza, is one of the 
three top players in the ISL. She and 
Kerry Campbell '90 of Southboro were 
named All League, while Honorable 
Mentions went to Liz Shea '90 of An- 
dover and Leah Colangelo '91 of West- 


Captain Shannon Davenport '90 charges in for a kick against Hyde. 

Winter 1990 


MVP goalie Artie Zweil dives for a save against St. Paul's. 


Diminutive Kate Atkins '92 of Newbu- 
ryport went undefeated in nine regular 
season cross-country meets and placed 
third in both the ISL Cross-Country 
Championships (among 90 runners) and 
the New Englands (among 144). She led 
the women's team to a fifth of 10 teams 
in the ISLs, a sixth of 18 in the New 
Englands at Simsbury, Connecticut, and 
a 6-3 regular season. She was coach Da- 
vid Abusamra's MVP and All ISL. 

Nick Dunham '91 of Newport, Rhode 
Island, was men's cross-country MVP, in 
his first season of competitive running. 
The men were 1-8 in regular season, but 
rallied to 1 1th of 15 teams in the ISL and 
fifth of 21 in the New England's. 

Men 's soccer 

The men's soccer team as 5-8-2, and 
coach Mike Karin presented his MVP 
Award to "the backbone of the team," 
goalie Artie Zweil '90 of Georgetown. 
Zweil was also named All-League. 

The Navins Cup, in honor of founder 
and long-time coach of soccer at GDA, 
went to Nicholas Vachon '90 of Playa 
Del Rey, California, who showed the 
"spirit and desire and proper attitude" 
that best exemplify the soccer tradition. 
Vachon and Jed Murdoch of Shelburne, 
Vermont, were named All-League Hon- 
orable Mention. 

Holiday Tournament champs 

Co-host Governor Dummer won the 
seventh annual Brooks-GDA Holiday 
Tournament in December, besting St. 
Sacrement School on Montreal 6-2. St. 
Sacrement had won the tourney in 1986 
and 1987, and had never before lost a 
game in the United States. 

GDA advanced to the finals with con- 
vincing wins over South Kent School of 
Connecticut (7-4), Holderness School of 
New Hampshire (7-0), and Ridley Col- 
lege School of St. Catherine's, Ontario 
(10-3). Holderness beat Pingree School of 
South Hamilton in the consolation 

Other schools participating in the 
tournament were co-host Brooks School 
of North Andover and Fredericton High 
School of New Brunswick. 

Nicholas Vachon '90 of Playa del Rey, 
California, was selected tournament 
MVP for offense. Teammates joining 
him on the All Tournament Team were 
Nick Forbes '91 of Derwood, Maryland; 
Eric Lacroix '90 of Rosemere, Quebec; 
Mike Yeagley '90 of Rockville, 
Maryland; Brian Novelline '91 of An- 
dover; and Mike Guilbert '90 of Man- 
chester, New Hampshire. Barry Clukey 
'92 of Waterville, Maine, received Hon- 
orable Mention. 

Field hockey 

The women's field hockey team was 0- 
11-2 for the season, but had many near 
misses and a lot of spirit. Goalie Sharon 
Ricketts '91 of Georgetown was coach 
Scott Calderwood's MVP. 

GDA sports trivia 

"You are part of a long and hon- 
orable tradition of athletics at 
Governor Dummer," athletic di- 
rector Bob Anderson told the var- 
sity players at the fall Awards Din- 
ner. "You are more than just one 
person receiving one award in one 

Emceeing the event, Anderson 
interspersed the awards with 
sports trivia questions. "Some- 
day," he told them, "you may be a 
trivia question too." 

1. What current teacher's fa- 
ther was an athletic direc- 
tor and coach at another 
ISL school? 

2. What current GDA mas- 
ter was an Ail-American 
lacrosse player while a stu- 
dent here? 

3. What GDA alumnus was 
the first to make an NBA 
opening day roster? 

4. What GDA alumnus won 
the Morse Flag and played 
for the Pittsburgh Steel- 

5. What former faculty mem- 
ber was an Ail-Time All- 
American lacrosse player 
(at Harvard)? 

How do you fare? Answers on 
page 33. 


The Archon 

Alumni Sports Day 

The alumni women's hockey team: from left, coach Lynda Bromley, Leslie Miller '87, Lyndsay Roivan '87, Amy 
Mack '87, Stephanie D'Orazio '85, Suzi Black '85 and Melanie D'Orazio '86. 

The alumni men, under coach Mike Moonves, beat the varsity basketball team 62 to 59. From left, David Miller 
'87, John Khantzian '88, Todd O'Brien '88, David Moore '86, Bill Karger '88, Steve Sperry '80, Larry Coles '73, 
Ben Williams '87, Steve Breiseth '86, Coach Moonves, Derric Small '86, Ike Suggs '78 and Tim Norton '78. 

Winter 1990 19 


Joanna Grugeon, master teacher 

J, 11. i ( ii i icher ol 

Englisl ernor I >ummer A< .1 

1 12 years, died 
I )e< ember 27, 1989, oi 1 an< er. She 

"I havi many things," she said 

ntly, "but mostly I think of myself as 
a teacher." She remained a teacher 
("possibly a master teacher or mistress as 
in England, but definitely not a master") 
until Thanksgiving vacation, daily tutor- 
ing two Asian students. 

"Joanna was an inspiring and consid- 
erate colleague who held her students to 
the highest possible standards," says 
1 leadmaster Peter Bragdon. "During the 
past year, she gave us all a lesson in 
courage and nobility." 

A Memorial Service was held at Mose- 
ley Chapel on January 7. 

An American citizen, Ms. Grugeon 
began her career here in 1977. She be- 
came the backbone of the remedial read- 
ing program at the Academy, working 
with youngsters with reading disabilities 
and those for whom English is a second 

She long advocated a teacher ex- 
change with her native England, and she 
spent school year 1987-88 at Wycombe 
Abbey, a girls boarding school in 

She asked recently that this article in- 
clude "how deeply grateful I am to Peter 
Bragdon, who has gone far beyond what 
one would expect of a headmaster. He 
has been sensitive and imaginative in 
making sure I'm properly taken care of, 
and has given me enough responsibilities 
so I feel useful. He has given me a sense 
of dignity and purpose. I have been con- 
stantly aware of his goodness to me." 

"The staff, faculty and students have 
been very important to me," she added. 
"This campus is one of those places that 
feels like a home." 

The Milestone was dedicated to Ms. 
Grugeon for "her dedication to students, 
command of our language and devotion 
to the school." 

Born in Wolverhampton, U.K., on 
January 29, 1939, Ms. Grugeon attended 
The Ladies College at Cheltenham, Eng- 
land, and received her B.A. in English 
with Honours and her M.A. from Cam- 
bridge University. 

Joanna Grugeon (1939 to 1989) 

She began her teaching career at Ma- 
lory Comprehensive School in Bromley, 
Kent, and in the U.S. she taught English 
Language and Literature at Northern 
Virginia Community College, and mid- 
dle and high school English at the Wash- 
ington International School in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

Ms. Grugeon also had worked as a 
director's assistant for college produc- 
tions in England, was director's assistant 
and stage manager at the Back Alley 
Theatre in Washington, D.C, and a 

Joanna Grugeon, center, with her 
colleagues at the Junior Beach Day 
on Plum Island last spring. From 
left: Kathy Guy, Laurel Abusamra, 
Joanna, Alec White, Pattie Hall 
and Pierre Baratelli. 

producer at the Children's Theatre of 
Alexandria, Va. She also worked for the 
director of the Alexandria Department 
of Recreation and Cultural Activities, 
and has been editor of a variety of publi- 
cations and research papers. 

She is survived by her two children, 
David Gould, class of 1984, a graduate 
student at Lahore University in Paki- 
stan, and Jessica Gould, class of 1985, of 
Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Beryl 
Brown of Victoria, Australia, and Gilly 
Gilbert of Hayle, Cornwall, U.K.; a half- 
sister, Amanda Nunney of Kent, U.K., 
and a half-brother, Martin Grugeon, of 
Wiltshire, U.K. 

She had requested that there be no 
flowers and that any contributions in 
her memory be made to the Joanna Gru- 
geon Scholarship Fund at Governor 
Dummer Academy. The staff of The 
Governor will also display a rose on the 
front page of each issue for the remain- 
der of the year, in her memory. 


The Archon 


George W. Benedix, class of 1918, of Ipswich, Mass., died March 19, 
1989. The oldest known alumnus, he was 87. 

Andrew R. Linscott of Boston, class of 1933, died September 15, 1989. 
He was 74. A Massachusetts Superior Court judge for 16 years, he was 
appointed in 1968 by Gov. John A. Volpe and retired in 1984. Judge 
Linscott particularly loved the Superior Court on Bartlet Mall in New- 
buryport, where he often heard cases. A portrait of him now hangs on a 
wall in his favorite courtroom, which was dedicated to him at a memorial 
service on December 3. Built in 1805, it is possibly the oldest active court 
in America. It was recently duplicated, almost in every detail, in a new 
court in Boston. Judge Linscott graduated from Amherst College and the 
University of Virginia Law School, served in the Army's Counter Intelli- 
gence Corps during World War II, and practiced law in Lynn with his 
father, Harry D. Linscott, before taking the bench. He was an elected 
selectman in the town of Swampscott in 1950 and 1951, president of the 
Lynn Bar Association, president of the Family and Children's Service of 
Greater Lynn, chairman of the Greater Lynn American Cancer Society, 
and chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Finance Committee for 
Swampscott and Lynn. 

Harold A. Knapp, class of 1941, died November 11, 1989, at his home 
in Georgetown, Md. He was 65. A government scientist and citizen 
activist, Dr. Knapp uncovered key information about government's role 
in the deaths of thousands of sheep in Utah and Nevada after an above- 
ground nuclear test in 1953. This discovery led to congressional investi- 
gations and spurred interest in federal compensation to ranchers near 
the Nevada test site. Born in Berlin, N.H., Dr. Knapp grew up in 
Newbury. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, graduated from 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned his doctorate in 
mathematics. He joined the Atomic Energy Commission in 1956, and 
also worked for the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Secretary of 
Defense and the Defense Communications Agency. Upon his retirement 
this year as scientific adviser for Operations Research at the DCA, he 
received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service. 
He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughters Emilie B. K. Crown of 
Rockville, Md., and Kristina E. Corn of Bishop, Ga.; son Gunnar P. 
Knapp of Anchorage, Ala.; a sister, Barbara K. Bull of Burlington, Vt.; 
brother Henry A. Knapp of Tuscon, Ariz., and five grandchildren. A 
memorial service was held at the Navy Chapel in Washington, D.C. 

Samuel C. Fleming, class of 1969, died August 14, 1989, in Coopers- 
town, N.Y. Dr.- Fleming received his B.S. in animal science from Cornell 
University, his M.S. in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin at 
Madison, and a D.V.M. from Washington State University. He was 
associated with a veterinary clinic in Lowville, N.Y., specializing in large 
animal practice. He is survived by his wife Sharon; his son Alex and 
daughter Rachel; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 
Johnson of Cooperstown, N.Y., and Naples, Fla.; his father and step- 
mother, the Rev. Canon and Mrs. Samuel Fleming of Charleston, S.C.; 
brothers James S., GDA class of 1971, of Bethel, Conn., and John, of 
Gaithersburg, Md.; sisters Sally Fleming of Durham, N.H., and Priscilla 
Leuz of Kent, Conn.; and two half-brothers, William Johnson of Naples, 
Fla., and Robert Johnson of Chapel Hill, N.C. 


Kathy and Tom Parker '57 of Sudbury, 
Mass., are parents of a son, Casey Thom- 
as, born October 9, 1989. Tom is the 
father also of Andrew, 20, and Elizabeth, 


Patricia and Newton Lamson '58, Fort 
Lee, N.J., are parents of a second son, 
Peter Sheridan, born June 20, 1989. He 
joins brother Quinn, 2. 

Barbara and Robert Stewart '68 in 

Bloomfield, Conn., are parents of a son, 
Robert, Jr., born May 23, 1989. He joins 
Katie, 2; Lindsey, 5; Bradford, 9; and 
Whitney, 10. 

Sylvia and John Sowles '68, in Yar- 
mouth, Maine, announce the birth oi 
their first son, Tomas Wheeler, on March 
17, 1989. He joins sister Marisa, 6. 

Celeste and Fred Statler '70, Kalama- 
zoo, Mich., are parents of a daughter, 
Maude MacDowell, born January 9, 1989. 
She joins brother Fritz, 4. 

Winifred and Philip Smith '73, in 

Avon, Conn., are parents of a daughter, 
Anna Bartlett, born November 3, 1989. 
Weighing 7 lbs., 11 oz., and 19 in. long, 
she joins brothers Christopher, 6, and 
Kyle, 4. 

Harriet and John Blake '73 of Irving, 
Tex., are parents of their first child, 
Christopher Chauncey. He was born Au- 
gust 7, 1989. 

Karen and Jonathan Davis '72, in Ta- 
coma, Wash., are parents of a son, Caleb 
Muir, born September 22, 1989. He joins 
brother Justin, 4, and sister Hannah, 2. 

Geoffrey and Fiona Lubbock '75 of 

Marblehead, Mass., are parents of their 
second daughter, Caroline Angelica \X ar- 
son, born August 18, 1989. She joins sis- 
ter Francesca, 5. 

Nicholas and Tracie Fornaro '77 are 
parents of a son, Alexander Nicholas, 
born November 2, 1989. He weighed 7 
lbs., 15 oz., and was 21 in. long. 

Anne and Scott Pope '78, in Kansas 
City, Mo., are parents of a daughter, Tab- 
er, born January 28, 1989. She joins 
brother Hughes, almost 4. 

Winter 1990 

Old Guard Alumni 

)<>hn English 


Paul Thomas reports from West Wenatchee, 

[] oui there were eagerly awaiting 

"the Pai ifi< Northwest's best skiing" in the Wenat 

Jut area. Paul doesn't participate any more. 

I e my leg on my first try and that did it," he 

II. rtov limits himself to golf and cards. 


Takanao Kuki writes, "My legs are losing 
igth, and I cannot walk tar nor fast. Still, I eat 
well and sleep adequately." He sends his best re- 


Patricia and Latham Nichols 

'56 were married May 6, 1989, 
in Barrington, N.H., where they 

Mark Petri '63 and Anne 
Bramhall were married Septem- 
ber 16, 1989. They live in Carv- 
er, Mass. 

Katherine Wise '77 and 

Thomas Tewksbury were mar- 
ried October 7, 1989, at St. 
John's Church in Beverly 
Farms, and are making their 
home in New York City. Caro- 
lyn Lyons '77 was their maid of 

Bill Brine '80 and Joanne E. 

Parks were married April 22, 
1989, and are living in Mendon, 

Christopher Stafford '80 and 

Nancy Hoffman were married 
June 10, 1989, in Rye, N.H. 
Donald Bowditch '79 was an 

Kathleen Lambert '84 and J. 

Gill Watt were married Septem- 
ber 9, 1989, in Governor Dum- 
mer's Moseley Chapel. They are 
living in West Lebanon, Maine. 

Russ Hamilton '27s Old Green Machine 


It got so cold down in Kingston, Mass., around 
the holidays that all Jerry May could say was: 
"I've been up in the attic looking for my skates!"- 
an indication, of course, that he continues in vig- 
orous good health. 


The Old Green Machine in which Marge and 
Russ Hamilton made 1 1 round-trips from Pitts- 
town, N.J., to Desert Hot Springs, Calif., to visit 
their daughter has, alas, expired after 151,000 
miles, and all that remains are the picture on this 
page and the memories. Its replacement is a 1985 
Plymouth Voyager. As their 12th trek to the West 
was about to begin, Russ' only comment was: 
"Shucks, Lewis and Clark didn't do it that often." 

You can't keep a good man like George Haley 
down. He returned a little while ago from St. John, 
N.B., where he underwent his 32nd operation. "I 
feel great," he says. 

News from Frank McKinney is not so good. 
He is in a nursing home in North Hampton, N.H., 
and has been for some time. 

There's a bit of the poet coming out in Warren 
Lane: "As we sit on the bench of life, having 
taken our share of the terrors, we're happy to say 
the game we played we won - with no hits, no 
runs, no errors." 


Bill Bottger's life continues on track in Roa- 
noke, Va. He has yet to retire, still runs his own 
business. He and Anne spent Thanksgiving with 
their son and family in Richmond, Va., and 
Christmas, for the 16th year, with family at the 
Tides Inn in Irvington. 

Prof. Marshall Clinard has departed Santa Fe, 
N.M., to which he had retired from the University 
of Wisconsin 10 years ago, and purchased a home 
in Santa Barbara, Calif. "Living in Santa Fe," he 
says, "provided us an opportunity to get to know 
the Southwest thoroughly, to hike in the high 
mountains and to write. Because the winters are 
confining, we spent two to four months each ear in 
Asia and Africa, where I had worked for both the 
Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, on leave from 

the University of Wisconsin. Santa Fe was a small- 
er community, with fewer distractions, and I had 
time to complete and publish three new books and 
to revise my Sociology of Deviant Behavior. My latest 
book is Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power, 
which deals with the unethical and illegal behavior 
of firms in the Fortune 500. It will be published in 
March by Praeger as a hardcover trade book." 


Bob Dowling, a long-time golfer and golf offi- 
cial, passed away last May on Cape Cod. The two 
clubs where he played, Oyster Harbors and Hyan- 
nisport, inaugurated an inter-club team match 
called the Dowling Cup, in Bob's honor. His son 
Sandy ascended to the presidency of the Massa- 
chusetts Golf Association in the fall. Bob himself 
was a past member of the MGA Executive Com- 

Senator John P. H. Chandler of the New 
Hampshire Chandlers, finding three of his grand- 
daughters with child, now looks forward with con- 
fidence to the day when he will have 1 1 (yes, 
eleven) great grandchildren. Know of anyone who 
can top this? 

Roger Page is not entirely happy with the pace 
of his recovery from the stroke he suffered two 
years ago but he is improving at his home in Fond 
du Lac, Wise. Physical therapy has become a way 
of life for Roger. 


Bill Buechner is fully retired and travelling a 
good bit to get out of the freezing climate of D.C. 
Plans for '90: Florida in January, Arizona in 
March, London in May. "Of our four offspring (all 
over age 35)," he writes, "three are married and 
there are five grandchildren (one boy, four girls)." 


Volunteer Needed 

John Wells of Winchester, Mass., has written a 
history of Germany "in a far back time zone," 
according to Put Flint '37, who spoke to John's 
wife Paula in the fall. John is a professor of German 
emeritus at Tufts University. 


The Archon 


Harold Audet, Secretary 

MEMORIES . . . Dick Cary: In 1937, Mr. 
Sager, who coached the track team, evolved the 
idea of a hare and hounds race, perhaps to encou- 
rage applicants for the track team. The course 
began at the Milestone and went out toward By- 
field, curved over to cross the Parker River bridge, 
and returned to the Milestone. The course was 
about five miles, and as I recall, Jack Barrows '37 
and Ed Donnelly '37 were the hares. They were 
given a bag or two of torn up paper to spread as 
they ran, and the rest of the school tried to catch 
them. They were given a few hundred yards start, 
and as I recall, they almost got caught. It was a 
great way to get rid of excess energy, and all who 
participated got a steak dinner in the Dining Hall. 

Alan Bullwinkle reports from England that he 
is more deeply involved in Huguenot/Flemish- 
/Walloon settlers in the Fenland of East Anglia. 
He has also been cast as Old Adam, in a Gilbert & 
Sullivan production. 

Ed Warner has moved from Scotts Valley to 
the high desert of Southern California and his new 
address is Joshua Tree, CA 92258. Ed was fortu- 
nate to move in the late summer as the epicenter of 
the recent big earthquake was about 10 miles from 
Scotts Valley. 

Earlier this year Bill Ferris closed his antique 
business in Boulder Creek and moved to Auburn, 
Calif. His timing was also good, as Boulder Creek 
was near the epicenter, and received considerable 
damage in the quake. 

Two members of our Maine contingent are still 
at work. Hank Cleveland is with the State Em- 
ployment Assistance Program. Maine does not 
have a mandatory retirement law and Hank ex- 
pects to keep on working indefinitely. Francis 
Pierce is still working in the family hardware 
business. He too has no interest in retirement. 

Fourteen years ago, Sam Kitchell had triple 
bypass surgery; in June of this year he had his 
second operation of the same type. He has made 
an excellent recovery and is back playing tennis 

Bob Block had cardiac surgery about two years 
ago and he too has made a good recovery. He 
spends the summer months in Cincinnati and the 
rest of the year in Florida. 

Sumner Andrews continues to practice law in 
Boston. He makes his home in Winchester and is 
busy with volunteer work in his spare time. 

Dayton Barrows is not well and is confined to 
a rest home in the Bonita Springs area of Florida. 

Ben Busch has retired after many years in the 
music business, and lives year round in Lake 
Worth, Fla. A quick, inaccurate survey indicates 
that seven of our class live in Florida at least part 
of the year. In the winter months you will find 12 
of our class in Florida, Arizona and California. 
However, Dick Brown remains in a cooler area. 
His summer home is in Spicer, Minn., and he goes 
south in the winter to Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Allen T. Shott, Jr., is now retired from his real 
estate business, and hoping to hear from members 
of the class of '38 at home, 875 Donner Way #206, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84108. 


Don Stockwell, Secretary 

I hoped you old timers from the class of '39 
would keep me informed about what's happening 
after the bloom was off the rose of our 50th, but 

Winter 1990 

Memories of the first exchange student 

Alan Bullwinkle '38 sailed to 
America aboard the Aquita- 
nia in the fall of 1937, the 
first English Speaking Union 
exchange student at Governor Dummer 

He returned to campus in the Fall of 
1987 for the first time since his gradua- 
tion, then returned again for his 50th 
Reunion, with his wife Margaret. 

The most dramatic change he noticed 
"is girls, God bless them. In 1937-38 we 
saw them once a year at a joint Glee 
Club concert with one of the girls 
schools and there was a dance after- 

"But, it is clear that the Academy is a 
finer school than it was 50 years ago, 
and I've no doubt the academic stan- 
dards are high. In the same period, Eng- 
lish schools have changed out of all rec- 
ognition. Most have girls, dress is free to 
easy and good sense now prevails over 
rules. The students now go out into the 
community and do social work and fag- 
ging has vanished. In vacations they 
now look for part-time jobs. Alas, the 
pace of life over here has quickened 
enormously and the TV has practically 
destroyed self-made entertainment in 
the home. On the other hand, a lot of 
youngsters do adventurous activities 
which we never did pre-war." 

Alan went "up to Oxford," but his 
University tenure was interrupted by the 
outbreak of World War II in 1939. He 
joined the Army - the Kings Shropshire 
Light Infantry - was transferred to the 
Overseas Colonial Service and appoint- 
ed to the Gold Coast Administration. 
His first ship for West Africa was torpe- 
doed off Freetown; the second one got 
him to Accra where he stayed, primarily 
in the Ashanti district of the Gold Coast 
(now Ghana). He served for 18 years as 
district commissioner, a position "akin 
to a Justice of the Peace of Tudor times, 
responsible for practically every facet of 
government activity - magistrate, deputy 
sheriff, police, prisons, schools, roads 
and accessible at all times to every Tom, 
Dick and Harry who had problems ... a 
fascinating life, with the main requisite a 
sense of humor!" Home rule was granted 
in 1953 and when full self-government 
was granted in 1958 and overseas officers 
encouraged to retire, he returned to the 

Alan Bullwinkle '38 

UK to look for another career. 

He found it in hospital work, first as a 
work study officer at Addenbrookes 
Hospital in Cambridge, and then as 
project manager for the development of 
a modern hospital on a new 44-acre site. 

Alan leads "a busier life now than 
when I was in full-time employment." 
His main interests are local and family 
history, through the Cambridgeshire 
Family History Society, as a tutor to a 
family history class at the Adult Educa- 
tion College and as lecturer to village 
groups. "In between times I pursue my 
own ancestors." 

Active in parish church affairs, he and 
Margaret help to distribute meals to the 
elderly through the village Meals on 
Wheels, and he is a clerk to the Parochi- 
al Charities (founded in the 17th Cen- 
tury). "The Trustees no longer distribute 
coal at Christmas," he says, "but we do 
give financial help to those in need and 
we own four bungalows for renting to 
the elderly." 

He has belonged to the local Gilbert 
and Sullivan Group since 1966, and en- 
joys "the patter song parts such as the 
Major General in the Pirates of Penzance 
and Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore." 
He recently played the Lord Chancellor 
in lolanthe. 

The Bullwinkles have two children, 
Richard, a stage designer in London, 
and Catie, and two grandchildren, and 
welcome Yankee guests to their home in 


A passion for the White Mountains 

Sam Robl Us passion foi the 
White Mountains dates ba< I- ti i 
the summers oi 1931 to 1938, 
whi< h he spent at Indian A< res 
ip in Fi Maine. His memories 

ired, even though he caught 
pneumonia that last summer, running 
down Mount Chocorua ("the only way 
to go down a mountain"), overheated, in 
the pouring rain. 

He began collecting art from the area a 
decade later, after graduating from Gov- 
ernor Dummer and from Harvard. In 
1946, while at Harvard Business School, 
he bought his first two paintings. He 
paid $25 for the pair and he bought 
them "on time." 

"I always loved art," Robbins says. "I 
always had a book open to some paint- 
ing on my bureau." He served in the 
field artillery in Europe during World 
War II, and when the war ended, was 
one of the Americans invited by the 
French government to study at the Sor- 
bonne in Paris. He spent every Wednes- 
day afternoon at the Louvre. 

After he and his wife Sheila were mar- 
ried in 1957, they bought a farm in the 
White Mountains. One day, after climb- 
ing the Champney Trail on Mount 
Chocorua, they sought out the grand- 
daughter of artist Benjamin Champney. 
She invited them into her home, where 
the walls were full of Champney 's paint- 
ings, and entertained them with stories 
of the artist. 

"From then on," Robbins says, "we 
knew we would build a collection for the 
fun of it. We look at it as a great bunch 
of experiences. I have never had so much 
fun in my life." 

Their paintings are scenes of farming, 
lumbering and village life; of various an- 
gles of Mounts Washington, Kearsarge, 
Lafayette and Ascutney; of the Saco 
River and Franconia Brook and much 
more, by Champney, Harrison B. 
Brown, Daniel Santry, Frank Shapleigh, 
Elizabeth Huntington, Charles Allen, 
Henry Young, John Enneking and many 

"These artists of the 19th century were 
really the first environmentalists," Rob- 
bins says. "They came up to capture the 
beauty on canvas 'before the axeman 
cometh.' This is where landscape paint- 

Sam Robbins '41 

ing in the U.S. began." 

Robbins, who recently exhibited his 
collection at the Brockton Art Museum 
and the Manchester (N.H.) Institute of 
Arts and Sciences, enjoys giving "walk- 
ing tours" of exhibits, often describing in 
detail his search for the exact spots from 
which the paintings were done. He 
proudly points out the boulder beside a 
river in one of the paintings; he found it 
on its side, largely underwater, nearly a 
century later, by swimming in and feel- 
ing for the giant V-groove apparent in 
the painting. 

In addition to his art, Robbins is fier- 
cely proud of being "the godfather of 
Proposition 2V2." "I have loved freedom 
since I fought in World War II," he says, 
and this led him to promote Prop 2 1 /2, 
which limits property tax increases in 
Massachusetts communities. "I felt the 
government had become a grab bag," he 
says, "and I wanted limits. At the time, 
back in the 70s, Massachusetts' taxes 
were increasing 3Vz percent a year; the 
national average was IV2 percent." 

Robbins is an investment counsellor 
by trade, in his own business, and Sheila 
is a pianist and teacher. They have two 
children: Jonathan, in the computer 
business, and Melanie, an artist in Bend, 
Ore. (a four-seaon resort very similar, he 
says, to North Conway, N.H.). 

The White Mountain exhibition at 
Governor Dummer will open April 1 
with a reception from 2 to 5, and feature 
oils, lithographs and pastels from 1856 to 
1936. Alumni, parents and friends are 

iJc-J to pa< 1 it in. I hope this is 
temporary, as then rth of news for 

sue 1 >f the An htm A iry, I had 

I to hear fn >m eai h one 1 if yi iu .it l< a 
year o I could have 1 imei about in 

ea< li issue. I < an 1 inly make Class Notes interesting 
it fou drop me a few lines on oc< asion. How about 
it, gang? ["here' still the Spring issue of the Archon 
im< I - ' mi heai from Man h 1. Any- 

thing is welcome. 

Pat and John Gannett, whose picture appears 
in the Fall issue, dropped me a line at the end of 
the summer saying what a wonderful weekend they 
had at our 50th. They live in Silver Springs, Fla., 
but John hope- the Old Guard will attend each 
year. His thoughts echo mine. Wouldn't it be great 
to have a repeat on our 51st? 1 know if we had 
enough returning we could have a bash of our own 
somewhere on the dunes of Plum Island. 

I had the pleasure of several telephone conversa- 
tions with Tom Parker during the summer and 
finally a visit this fall to his lovely home in North- 
field, Mass., just prior to his return with his wife, 
Esther, to their winter home in Florida. Tom, who 
has had a muscular problem and was temporarily 
sidelined from his golfing acitivities, is much im- 
proved and expects to tee off once again very 
shortly. He and I roomed together for a short 
period of time in New York City just after gradua- 
tion from GDA. We both embarked in the invest- 
ment business hoping to set our mark on Wall 
Street. He lasted about nine months and I came 
home broke after three months. So much for that 

Tom Tenney, our Class Agent, has invited all 
of us to stop in and enjoy he and Euny's hospitali- 
ty at his home at Ponte Verde Beach, Fla. Al- 
though he said for only one night, I'm sure he has 
enough Pepsi in the fridge for at least two nights. If 
not, there's another bottling company in Atlanta 
that could come to the rescue! 

My wife and I visited western Europe this fall on 
a 15-day tour. Germany, Switzerland, France and 
Great Britain were on the itinerary, with pauses in 
each country to see their highlights and sample the 
food and libation. It was a perfect trip - the only 
problem being the money conversion in the four 
countries and trying to spend the last mark, franc 
and shilling before moving on the next country. 
It's a great exercise. You should try it! 

We were saddened to learn of the passing of 
another member of our class, Wendell Sargent. 
Although a quiet and unassuming guy, he certain- 
ly made his mark in life from a brilliant World War 
II record as a bomber pilot to a successful retail 
career in Boston, followed by many years in the 
printing profession. I had the pleasure of being a 
classmate of Wendell's at Bryant Stratton Business 
School in Boston after GDA. 

This is all I can muster up for this issue of the 
Arcfion. Help me fill this space in the next issue 
with news of your goings and comings, no matter 
how trivial. If necessary I'll even embellish it! 


Leigh Clark, Secretary 


June 15, 16 and 17 

MEMORIES . . . James Dodge: Moody 
House with Phil Cobb ... Ed Riley: Knowing 
Art Sager and Buster Navins . . . Bob Lyle: Liv- 
ing on the top floor of Moody House with Philip 


The Archon 

Cobb as housemaster and Ed Sheffield as room- 
mate . . . and being recruited by John Newman to 
help convince the headmaster to initiate a cam- 
paign to raise funds for an addition to the dining 
hall, and going out and making calls on parents, 
etc. . . .Al Hutchinson: Reading innumberable 
books and learning the long vocabulary list in 
Tom Mercer's English class; playing football and 
running track; finally graduating . . . Ronald 
Will: watching the Parsons School House burn- 
. . . Dana Babcock: trying to convince Ted 
Eames and Buster Navins that I was God's gift to 
Governor Dummer baseball (I was never a regular). 
However, I ended up as captain of Hamilton Col- 
lege's team . . . David Solomon: The Science 
Fair with Andy Kirk . . . Robert Little: The 
training via Sager, Wickendon, Jacob, and others 
on the athletic field have been of great help to me 
through the years . . . Don Mortimer: Beating 
Deerfield and Andover in basketball in 1940. 

Francis Farnum has sold his manufacturer's 
representative business and joined the ranks of the 
retired. 'Am enjoying travelling around the coun- 
try with my wife Edith in our RV - Arizona in '89, 
California in March and April '90. Plan to attend 
the 50th Reunion in June. Hope we get a good 

T* i David Goodhart, Secretary 

Cushing Strout, in Ithaca, N.Y., is the Ernest 
White Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, 
and is just back from giving a paper at the Univer- 
sity of Sapporo, Japan. He has another book being 
published in February. 

Lewis Harrower is currently recovering from 
surgery and living in Sarasota, Fla. 

Philip Garfield, Portsmouth, R.I., is retired 
from Raytheon Corp. and works with his wife, 
Ann, at their antique shop. 

Sam Robbins is putting on an exhibition of 
19th Century paintings of the White Mountains at 
GDA from April through Reunion Week in June. 

T* L* Bill Kirkpatrick, Secretary 

Dave Jarvis reports that he is "still running a 
hot dog stand called The Chart Room in Catau- 
met on Cape Cod." He plays a lot of golf and 
tennis, but "not well enough to make the GDA 
teams." Dave expects to work "till the year 2000." 

Dick Lawson has retired from Emhart and 
winters at Ponce Inlet, Fla. He spends summers in 
Tenants Harbor, Maine. He has five children and 
four grandchildren and hopes to make our 50th in 

Bob Harris says his naval architecture business 
is "better than ever" in Vancouver. Currently Bob 
is working on a 65-foot monohull and a 90-foot 
sailing catamaran. He plans to be in Miami for the 
Boat Show in February and hopes to see Hum- 
phrey Simson and your secretary during his stay. 
Perhaps other '42ers who are in Florida or who will 
be in Florida at that time would like to join us for a 
micro-mini reunion. If so, call me (305-561-9378) 
and we'll try to arrange it. 


Carroll Robertson and his wife Sally are re- 
tired and living in Charleston, S.C. "Doing some 
volunteer work . . . We were exceptionally lucky 
and survived Hugo with only minor damages." 

Benjamin Mann writes, "Finally all children 
out of college - back to work after cardiac bypass 

Winter 1990 

Brad Roberts '45 with former President Ronald Reagan in his Los Angeles 
office. Brad is chairman of Affinity Publishing, Inc., Glenbrook, Nev. 

surgery this spring. I see Al Wyer '44 - he lives 
around the corner; traveled with Al and our wives 
to Bermuda in November 


Ben Pearson, Secretary 

William McKenna's, step-granddaughter, 
Candice Denby, is in the class of '92 at Governor 


Dick Cousins, Secretary 

45 th REUNION 

June 15,16,17 

Jack Gillies, although retired from Hycor, Inc., 
reports he is now working six days a week as a 
consultant on government contracts. 

Leon Noyes has also retired and, after spending 
his working career in Springfield in the insurance 
business, has returned to Newburyport to live. 

Bots Young and his wife continue to return to 
the ranch in Wyoming, but as guests this time - not 
as hosts. 

Doug Bean is retired and reports he is collect- 
ing old internal combustion engines, playing golf 
and "enjoying everything." 

Don Palais, whose voice is familiar to us all, is 
also busy with his upcoming Harvard reunion. 

Dave Barnard owns a real estate agency in 
Worcester and has a summer home in Naples, 
Maine. Dave is recently remarried, and is living in 
Holden, Mass. His four children are grown and on 
their own. 

Brad Roberts is retired and is involved with 
several boards, particularly with the University of 
Nevada in Reno. 

Sy Symonds continues getting in shape from 
the stroke he had close to two years ago. He still 
does some training consultation for the Boston 

Ben Towne works for Gauthier Motors in Sa- 
lem, Mass. He and Joy live in Lynn, and their 

three children are scattered around New England. 
The youngest, Jonathon, is in the Coast Guard 
Band and has been travelling extensively as the 
band performs in 200th Coast Guard Anniversary 

Irv Williamson is retired from Norton Co. 
and lives in Shrewsbury. He and Ethel both sing in 
the Worcester Chorus. Irv has contributed sub- 
stantially to these Class Notes, and I am grateful to 
him for his efforts. 

I hope you all have had wonderful holidays. 
Soon you will be receiving a report concerning our 
45th Reunion - who is coming, likely to come, etc., 
and what will be going on. Meanwhile, mark the 
dates on your calendar - June 15, 16 and 17. Pre- 
liminary responses are quite favorable, and it looks 
as if we will have a good turnout. 


Chuck Hartel is enjoying retirement (since July 
of '87), and with both hips replaced, is getting 
around much better. He and his wife Jane spent 
time recently in the Florida Keys and in Anguilla, 
B.W.I. Last summer he visited the academy and 
environs enroute to his Point Beach cottage in 

From Skowhegan, Maine, Bill Philbrick re- 
ports that he is still working for Philbrick Insur- 
ance and Real Estate. He is enjoying good health 
and four grandchildren. 

Les Richard, in Appleton, Wise, is a senior 
quality engineer at James River Corp. Nice to hear 
that Les is still singing - in a choral group of 95 
voices! If I read Les's note correctly, his youngest 
son, who graduated from Dartmouth, has recently 

From nearby Danvers, Jim Soper writes that his 
oldest daughter gave birth to twins last summer, 
while his youngest is expecting her first this spring. 
Jim continues with the Office of State Auditor 
while his wife Janice works for the Danvers Histori- 
cal Society. 

Jack Deering reports the pending sale of his 
lovely home as "we cut down." Third grandchild 
expected in July. 

Bill Bailey and Dan Hall hooked up at the 


jack Dccring '47 on the cover 

John W. "Jack" Deering '47 was fea- 
tured on the cover of last June's 
Southern Maine Business Digest, a 
Portland-area native and promoter. 
Ueering's roots are in the Ferry Village 
section of South Portland and Cape Eliz- 
abeth, and the apple tree his grandmoth- 
er planted in her front yard on Peaks 
Island the day he was born still grows 

The Digest says that Deering was ob- 
sessed by sports - particularly baseball - 
and was sent to Governor Dummer by 
his parents in an effort to direct him 
toward academics. He excelled in soccer, 
basketball and baseball (he was captain 
his senior year) and was president of his 
senior class. He went on to Colby Col- 
lege (with a stint at Southern Methodist 
University so he could "see more of the 
country and plan more baseball"), and 
he is known as "Mr. Colby" in Portland. 
"If ever there was an ideal alumnus," 
says one school official, "he is it." 

In 1955 Jack started his own financial 
planning business with a partner, Carl 
Barker, and they are now the Barker 
Deering Financial Planning Unit of 
Paine Webber, Jackson and Curtis. 

"People in the profession today call 
themselves 'investment counselor' or 


'registered representative,' but I'm a 
salesman," Deering says. 

Some of his colleagues say he is the 
best. "He has a better grip on the human 
condition than anyone I've ever 
known," says one. "He just knows peo- 
ple." He is also described as a "pure con- 
cept salesman," with an assistant to take 
care of the details. 

The Digest indicates that Deering is a 
big talker and an inveterate correspon- 
dent who reads everything that comes 
his way, then sends bits and pieces along 
to friends and acquaintances - a cartoon, 
a column, a thank you note, or as one 
friend says, "stuff." 

Deering bemoans the fact that the 
small town Portland of his childhood 
now has "Too many people going in too 
many directions . . . people don't have 
time to talk." A friend, however, says it 
still takes Jack half an hour to walk and 
talk his way from his office to the coffee 
shop near by. 

Jack and his wife Ann, whom he met 
at Colby, have three children (Janet, 32; 
Ellen, 30; and Richard, 26) and live in 
nearby Falmouth. He has been a GDA 
class agent and has hosted receptions in 
the Portland area. His brother Robin- 
son, was GDA '49. 

n I lard n rec< ntl\ for a Bruin game. Dan 
still ti igh si h( k while Bill is with 

thi I'.' >ard ol Asse ffice in Wellesley. 

Dick McCusker look- as if he has the best of 
two worlds, spending half of his time in Boca Ra- 
ton and the other half in Aba< os, Bahamas. 

Lastly, I should report news (which should have 
been replayed long >m our Bowdoin college 

professor Dana Mayo. He has presented six papers 
at three national meetings in Sweden and I lolland, 
and the second edition of his Microscale Organic 
Laboratory i off the press. ||^ microscale program 
has been adopted by more than 300 universities 
and colleges. He has al o received numerous na- 
tional honors tor excellence in the teaching of 


Dan Emerson, Se< n 


June 15, 16 and 17 

Clif George, Stratton, Maine, is looking for- 
ward to attending the 50th Reunion in June. Bill 
Fletcher, Bedford, Mass., is recovering from a 
heart attack and will attend. 

Jack Little retired January 1 as director, Na- 
tional Broker Sales, Schering Healthcare Division, 
and is moving from Westfield, N.J., to the North 
Carolina coast. His son Andy and daughter Eliza- 
beth are both University of North Carolina grad- 
uates. Jack hopes to attend the 40th Reunion on a 
touring motorcycle. "Have there been any unde- 
feated tennis teams since 1950?" he asks. 

Charles Bowen of Lake Forest, 111., was just 
promoted to senior vice-president of Marsh &. Mc- 
Lennan, Chicago. 

Peter Steinwedell writes, "After spending the 
Fall of 1988 on a nature tour of Australia and New 
Zealand, we spent 1989 fixing up our house. I am 
looking forward to our 40th Reunion (can gradua- 
tion be so long ago?), and hope many members and 
their wives will return. Let's make our 40th Reun- 
ion the best yet." 

Linwood Starbird, Bethesda, Md., was at the 
35th Reunion and will try for the 40th. Donald 
Stanyon is moving from Gloversville, N.Y. to 
Florida, so will not be able to attend. 

Bill Fletcher is still operating Battle Green 
Stamp Co. in Lexington, Mass., and spending the 
summers in Centerville on Cape Cod. "We will be 
doing a lot more boating this summer with a new 
cabin cruiser belonging to my son." 

Dick McCoy and his wife Judy became grand- 
parents of two girls in the fall. They are in their 
fourth year of retirement from Kodak and enjoy it 
very much. 

Bill Rex has left Wall Street after 30-some 
years, retired and is living in Ponte Vedra Beach, 
Fla. "Have joined the Prudential Real Estate office 
here and am fast becoming the next Donald 
Trump," he says. 

Alan Flynn writes that "by the time we meet in 
June, my daughter Sarah will have graduated from 
Wesleyan. The last tuition bill came in the mail 
today. That phase of life will be over. Maybe I will 
be able to retire some day." Alan is at Rocky Hill 
School in East Greenwich, R.I. 


Bud Reith, Secretary 

Dear FOTS: 

I am pleased to report that out of our graduating 
class of thousands, four were able to determine the 

The Archon 

use of that pointy thing with ink in it. My Pulitzer 
will have to wait. 

Walt Staley wrote that he "took early retire- 
ment in March" and is now working as a consul- 
tant. He has three children in various colleges. No 
wonder he's still working! 

Dave Pope says his family is still contributing 
to the population explosion with eight-plus grand- 
children. He also wonders if any FOTS out there 
will he able to attend the 40th. YHS wonders if 
any FOTS out there can still count to 40. 

Nate Fuller has finally joined the "Real World" 
by resigning from teaching and forming Gristmill 
Realty in North Kingston, R.I. YHS knows that is 
somewhere south of Boston. He also proudly indi- 
cated that he raised a goodly sum of money for a 
worthwhile restoration project. 

Eddie Stockwell took a leave of absence this 
semester, which means that since he was never in 
the Real World (considering we teachers all seem 
to have left reality according to my neighbors) he is 
probably in some fascinating state of limbo with 
"nothing to report." 

If you plan to write, YHS (Bud Reith) would 
appreciate some news prior to March 1. 


Volunteer Needed 

Sue and William Pinkham built a house in 
Glenmoore, Pa., and are "now trying to keep up 
with educational and housing costs . . . Still work 
in planning for Weyerhaeuser's Paper Division. 
Business gets more interesting and complex every 


Philip Angell, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Mark your calendars for the 35th Class Reunion 
from Friday evening to Sunday noon, June 15 to 
17. The schedule is arranged to coincide with other 
classes so there will be a lot of activities to partici- 
pate in. 

Charles Volpone, retired from the golf pro 
business, is in his eighth year with Capital Analyst 
in Concord, Mass. 

Dan Bretter has retired as a salesman for IBM 
and now runs stress management workshops in 
New Haven, Conn., and Wall Street, New York 
City. He is also a massage therapist. 

Nine classmates attended a dinner in Boston last 
August 9, together with Buster Navins and Stuart 
Chase. They wrote the following to you: 

Bill Ardiff - Winters in Naples, Fla. Great to 
see turnout at Locke Obers. 

Fred Scribner - Photographer, still chasing the 
ultimate photograph, something like the surfers 
looking for the endless wave. It's the getting there 
that's the fun. As a classmate of mine wrote for a 
previous reunion, if you don't know where you are 
going, almost any road will get you there. Hope to 
see you all at the 35th. 

Bill Spence - Developing land and building 
houses. Sailing and running speedboats on Narra- 
gansett Bay for recreation. After three marriages, 
I'm still looking. Hoping to help make the 35th a 
real memorable experience 

Dave Brainard - After 30 years of accounting 
and banking and with three grown children, I am 
now working for New York Life. Thoroughly en- 
joy the challenge and independence. Look forward 

Winter 1990 






Capital campaign volunteers at work 
Bittner '51 and state chairman Wink 

to seeing everyone at the 35th! 

Dan Leary - Doctor in Newburyport. Didn't 
get very far away. 

George Gardner - Live in Acton, worked at 
A.D. Little for 24 years. Have travelled all over the 
world for work. Still sail a great deal; did Bermuda 
Race, etc. Divorced and remarried. 

Phil Angell - Still a lawyer in Vermont after 25 
years. Looking forward to seeing all of you in June 
at GDA. 


James Dean, Secretary 

Latham Nichols of Barrington, N.H., was 
married in May of '89 and honeymooned in Ber- 
muda where he met up with Colin Curtis '55. 
Colin runs The Bermuda Perfumery. 

George Boynton and his wife Pamela spent 
three weeks last summer traveling in Brazil, where 
his family lived while he attended GDA. "It was 
my first return visit in 33 years. I visited the site 
where I set the Sao Paulo city shot put record as a 
high school freshman. Not many people put the 
shot in Brazil!" 

,C ^7 

~J I Volunteer Needed 

Pat and Mel Blake's two daughters are getting 
married in 1990. Mel just got back from a business 
vacation to England, Norway, and Spain. 

Mike Tyler has three kids in college: a daugh- 
ter at Suffolk, a daughter at Northeastern, and a 
son at Springfield. Mike is an attorney most of the 
time but also is a part owner in a real estate ven- 
ture in Bartlett, N.H. 

Lymie Cousans has a new job as executive 
director of the New Hampshire Safety Council, a 
non-profit organization that promotes safety in the 
work place. 

Lee and Bob Linberg are celebrating their first 
year of marriage. Bob's son Andy, from a previous 
marriage, is at the University of Massachusetts, 
Tim attends Mt. Hermon and Steve lives in 

Don Morse is plant manager of Gorton's Sea- 
food in Gloucester. He has a son at Middleburv 
and one working as a mechanical engineer. 

Chuck Schroedel drove a Winston Cup stock 
car in three races in 1987. He lives in a small 5000- 
foot home on a lake in Bedford, N.Y. 

Bill Hallenbeck and his wife Pat have been 

in California: Dick Patton '50, Dick 
Pescosolido '57. 

very active helping the homeless in New York 
City. They have a son at Middleburv. 

Tom Chalfant teaches English literature, 
grammar, composition, and logical reason at Ala- 
bama State University. 

Max Ule has a new job. He is a vice-president 
at Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., in New York City. 

Hardy Bedford owns a marina with his broth- 
er in Grand Haven, Mich. He and his wife Sharon, 
married 25 years, have three children: Michelle, 
married and a graduate of the University of Michi- 
gan; Alyssa, a senior at Michigan State, and B. 
Hardy III (Tripp), a senior at Western Reserve 
Academy in Hudson, Ohio. 

Wink Pescosolido is manager at Badger 
Farming in Exeter, Calif. His daughter graduated 
from Harvard last year and his son is currently a 
junior at Harvard. 

Steve Correll is the owner of Sunicor, Inc. The 
Texas-based company primarily is a computer con- 
sulting firm but also offers software and hardware. 
Steve has a daughter at Texas Tech. 

Peter DeMaranville is a vice-president at 
Danvers (Mass.) Savings Bank in the trust depart- 

Skip Dickerson now lives in Tulsa, Okla., 
with his wife, Linda. He is senior vice-president 
and chief financial officer for Mapco, a diversified 
energy companv. Skip's daughter is a graduate of 
Amherst and his son lives in Germanv. 

Geoff Fitts is president of Fitts Insurance 
Agency in Framingham. Geoff and his wife Sandv 
have a son at New England College and one at 
Plymouth State. 

Bob Hicks is a manufacturing financial consul- 
tant for Digital. Bob, too, has an offspring at Plvm- 
outh State and one at Northeastern. 

John Kanacavicus has a daughter at the Uni- 
versity of Colorado and a married daughter, who 
just had a babv. 

Obie Obetz is a senior account manager for 
Aetna Life. In his free time he runs a hockey 
program for his entire countv in New Jersey. Obie 
has a son at Rutgers. 

Tom Parker now lives in Sudburv, Mass., with 
his wife, Kathv. They just became parents to Casev 
Thomas Parker on October 9. Tom has two other 
children from a previous marriage; Andrew, a ju- 
nior at Boston University, and Elizabeth, who 
attends Hebron Academy. 

Howie Zuker and his wife Nancy recentlv 
moved to Sherman Oakes, Calif. Thev have four 
children, two of whom are at Governor Dummer - 


Peter Cadigan Co. in 


John Bissell ' he artist. His 

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ii works with ici id iti me li 

3 O Ch roll, Si i n tan 

Peter Smith reports the good news oi his mar- 
to the formei Bett> Bvrd Hilly. Peter and 
live in ( arditt by the Sea, l 'alit., overlooking 
a bird ancillary Peter continues .is an engineer 
with General Atomics. Betty works in real estate 
and creative writing. Congratulations to them 

Another Californian is Dick Croll in Ross, 
where he is a tutor teaching English as a second 
language. Dick reports that he involves himself in 
bird wati hing and does a lot of traveling. 

Another traveler is Ginger Ardiff, who last 
yi .a took a nine-week sabbatical from his law firm 
in Danvers, Mass., to bicycle back across the coun- 
try from Seattle. He has just returned this year 
from three weeks of self-contained bicycling in 
Newfoundland. Ginger is also a marathoner and 
has completed four in the last two years. His best 
time is a very creditable three hours and eight 
minutes. (He was one of 800 runners in the Fal- 
mouth Marathon on October 29; he ran it in 
3:25.46.) He must be in fantastic shape. 

Finally, more congratulations go to Newt Lam- 
son, who thinks he must be the most recent father 
in the class. Son Peter Sheridan Lamson was born 
June 20, 1989, to Newt and his wife, Patricia; Peter 
is brother to Quinn Stewart Lamson, 2. Newt is 
president of a public relations firm in New York 
City. He and his family still spend some time in 


Rick Friend, Secretary 

During the fall phonathon I spoke with Alan 
Stone for the first time in 30 years. He tells me 
that he gets to England two to three times a year 
for business. He is the owner of Hill-Stone, Inc., in 
New York City, a fine arts dealership that special- 
izes in Old Master, 19th Century prints and draw- 
ings of European origin. He has been doing this for 
12 years; prior to this career he taught art history. 

I actually received several postcards in response 
to my mailing in November! Charlie Langmaid 
writes: "Still holding down the fort at Charlie's 
Gondola Ski Shop and enjoying all that Vail has 
to offer. Doesn't anyone from '59 ski. 7 " Earlier in 
the fall when I spoke with him, he said that they 
had natural snow on the mountains already as well 
as man-made snow, and that the mountain had 
opened for business in early November. Also, he 
says that cross-country skiing is quite popular in 
the West. 

Geoff Lewis writes that he was sorry to have 
missed the 30th (we were too) but that he enjoyed 
reading about it. He still wants to know where 
Tad Akin and Louis Piatt are. I have Tad's 
address in Modesto, Calif., but Lou Piatt has dis- 
appeared since when we last saw him at our 20th. 
If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please let me 
or the school know. Geoff would enjoy seeing any 
'59ers who are visiting D.C. He is with the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency. 

Bob Pouch writes: "I have enjoyed my two 
it visits to GDA and the chance to meet 

John Carroll '61 and former master 
David Williams 

schoolmates again. Susan and I recently completed 
a trip around the world, including India, Hong 
Kong, and Scandinavia. Our current plans are to 
visit Moscow where trade is opening up. Our com- 
pany (Barker Ship Management of New York) is 
involved in construction of ships near Odessa." I 
find this really fascinating since my first knowledge 
of Bob going down to the sea in ships was the large 
blueprint of a tugboat that he had hung on the 
wall of his room in Peirce our senior year. 

I saw Bill Donnelly and his lovely wife, Joanne 
(Carr), at the Boston reception. Bill has left Emer- 
son Hospital in Concord, Mass., where he was 
senior vice-president of operations. He is hoping to 
start a consulting business specializing in the proc- 
ess of accreditation of hospitals. 

Courtney Bird was race director of the big 
Falmouth (Mass.) Marathon on October 29. Ralph 
Ardiff '58 and Don Bates '66 were among the 800 

Bill Capel, at the ripe old age of 48, has sold 
his family telephone business in Champaign, 111., 
and has retired! 

That is the news from Byfield. Please commu- 
nicate with me. Your classmates do want to know 
what you are doing. 


Gregory T. Meyer, Secretary 

30th Reunion 

June 15,16,17 

Anne and Dick Henry commemorated the 
20th anniversary of their Peace Corps service by 
returning to Tunisia for three weeks with the en- 
tire family. "Wonderful experience to see how the 
children reacted to a different culture . . . each one 
quite differently. They are currently living on cam- 
pus at Lawrenceville School where Anne teaches 
math and is housemaster for 32 senior girls. All 
enjoy living in school community." 


Fred Bissell, in Dubuque, Iowa, had a nice 
conversation recently with Buster Navins. "He's a 
great guy and I miss him," Fred wrote. "I told him 
that great teachers are very rare and that he was 
one of them. It isn't what you know, nor whom 
you know but how you relate to people. I miss my 


( lump al Bank's Mergers and Acquisitions group. 
"We're selling their international leasing subsid- 
I i cinating situation; long hours and much 
el. I will remarry in March after 12 years of 
divorced bachelorhood in NYC. "She's great and 
runs every morning with me. As of December 51, 
1989, I had run at least a mile every day without ., 
miss since December 1974- 15 yeai traight. Still 
crazy after all th rs, as the 


Thomas Tobey, Secretary 

John Tarbell is working closely with manage- 
ment at Wang Laboratories as an advisor through 

Bob Fullerton, Secretary 

In June (1989), Cindi and I attended the 226th 
Commencement at ( fovernor Dummcr Academy. 
With great pride (and probably a little envy), we 
watched our son, Jeff, graduate. Jeff blew my ac- 
complishments (.') at (iDA out of the water by 
being editor-in-chief of the Milestone, a member of 
the GDA Honor Society and the National Cum 
Laude Society. He was also recognized with a Spe- 
cial Prize, the wording of which Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon forwarded to us: 'An alumnus of the 
Class of 1911 at the Academy, father of an alum- 
nus, friend and neighbor of Edward \X . Fames for 
years . . . and a generous benefactor of the Acade- 
my - Milton L. Dodge of Newburyport in his be- 
quest provided for the continuance each com- 
mencement time of special prizes to be awarded to 
"members of the Senior Class whose perseverance, 
courage, initiative, sense of responsibility, loyalty, 
and/or concern for others have contributed to the 
strength of the Academy." With gratitude to Mr. 
Dodge and his family . . . 

"Naturally quiet, he speaks when he has 
something to contribute and then does so with 
assured confidence. His work ethic and consci- 
entiousness dominate his actions: 

"Jeffrey Lawson Fullerton of Meredith, New 

Jeff headed off to Bucknell University in August. 
(Have you ever heard of the place, Don? Inciden- 
tally, we looked you up in the 1967 Bucknell year- 
book . . . What a mugshot! ... I didn't know your 
middle name was Albert!) 

During the Summer of 1989, Peter Coburn 
traveled to Egypt to spend seven weeks studying 
Egyptian history on a Fulbright Grant. He stated 
that he was fortunate to have been able to do so 
now because in another 10 or so years some of the 
sidetrips taken would have been out of the ques- 
tion - exploring inside the pyramids, for instance, 
involved hours of duckwalking through narrow 
passages up and down grades and stairs. Slightly 
less strenuous was climbing Mt. Moses. Having 
traveled as far south as Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the 
summer was supposed to be concluded with a two 
week trek through Kenya and Tanzania, but that 
was cut short by Pharoah's Revenge. Peter re- 
turned to Tanzania on January 2 to spend two 
weeks tenting in the bush. If he could avoid being 
gored by a wildebeast, Peter planned to seek anoth- 
er Fulbright Grant for the Summer of 1990 to 
study in China. There is a correction to Peter's 
telephone number in the Class Directory. The 
number should be: 617-749-0401. 

Mark Petri married Anne Bramhall on Sep- 
tember 6, 1989. Forbes Farmer and Jay Cooke 
'64 were there. Mark says his new business, Mark 
Remodelers and Builders in Carver, Mass., "is 
going great guns! If you live anywhere south or 
west of Boston and need creative solutions to your 
space problems, give me a call!" 

Bob "Tails" Taylor has taken a job in Wash- 
ington, D.C. He is an industrial specialist for the 
Small Business Administration. 


The Archon 

... * 

The Rev. Lee Potter 


John Mercer, Secretary 

Lee Potter (The Rev. J. Lee Potter, an Angli- 
can priest in London), has shared several missives 
concerning classmate David Martin, now a mem- 
ber of Parliament. On November 28, he wrote: "In 
the (London) Times today it is reported that David 
Martin, M.P. (Conservative, Portsmouth) is one of 
more than 70 backbenchers from all parties who 
have signed a House of Commons Early Day Mo- 
tion to give all war widows equal treatment, in 
opposition to Government policy. At present, pre- 
1973 war widows, including widows of men killed 
in both World Wars, receive smaller pensions than 


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He predicts that future laws will make 
many current trash disposal methods il- 
legal. The Maryland General Assembly 
already has passed an act requiring large 
counties to recycle up to 20 percent of 
their solid wastes by 1994; smaller coun- 
ties, such as Kent, must reduce their 
landfill trash by 15 percent. 

Schumann credits much of the new 
interest in recycling to the rise of former 
'60s activists to leadership positions in 
the business world. 

"These people are now 40 or a little 
older," he says. "They're in business and 
they are organized and efficient. I see 
their concerns coming out again, only 
they're coming out with authority." 

Time magazine's selection of the planet 
Earth as "Man of the Year" for 1989 
illustrates this newfound concern with 
environmental issues, he says. 

While he is frustrated at the time it 
takes to convince people to recycle, he 
says it should be "old hat" by end of the 
next decade. 

those widowed after that date. There is also strong 
support from peers of all parties in the House of 
Lords. There are 53,000 war widows in the pre- 
1973 category." 

Lee also sent along a Times clipping from No- 
vember 22, the day Commons sessions were first 
opened to television cameras. 

In fact, recently when I was wasting an evening 
in a Vermont motel room, I tuned in some C- 
SPAN Show; lo, there was Parliament at its gen- 
tlemanly work - that wonderful veneer of courti- 
ness just barely covering the usual political ambi- 
tions. Well, anyway, there, in the most back of 
back benches, in the background of someone else's 
speech, was classmate Martin, nodding sagely, well 
dressed, and generally looking splendid." 

As for Lee, he and Elizabeth live in Leigh-on- 
Sea, Essex. He is a member of the Anti-Common 
Market League, the Association for a Free Russia, 
the Protestant Reformation Society and the Bea- 
trix Potter Society, a fellow in the Royal Geograph- 
ical Society and a trustee of Living Waters Mission- 
ary Union. 

James Grinnell reports a gas explosion in his 
Duxbury, Mass., home last May. "All O.K., but 
what a mess." 

Peter Thomas of Ithaca, N.Y., worked out in 
California on Voyager's encounter with Neptune. 
"Encounters with Neptune," says Peter, "are the 
best planetary encounters." 

Don Bates owns and operates Bates Hardware 
in Harwich, Cape Cod - a small shop full of a lot of 
stuff. He is an avid runner, and ran the Falmouth 
Marathon in October in 2:54:42. He was the third 
master, 25th overall. He was to run in the Dallas 
50-miler in January. 

John Whitmore was made vice-president of 
Wilevco in Watertown, Mass. (a company owned 
by Put Flint '37). 


Fred Shepard, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

We have already started the "Bags are packed" 
Department for Reunion: Dick Henry, Don 
Crocker, Al Chase, Brock Callen, Dave Sullivan, 
Jeff Kane, Keith Kinsbury, John Mackenzie, Scott 
Magrane, Tom O'Dean, Jim McGuire, Don Nick 
Apollonio, Jack Gregg - just to mention a few. Our 
goal is to beat '64s attendance for their 25th - they 
had 30 back. 

Everyone is looking forward to the 25th Reunion 
Dinner with Peter and Dottie Bragdon. 

Steve Rolfe works near L.A. at Security Pa- 
cific, Inc. His major interest is running and he will 
hopefully lead a large contingent of '65ers in the 
Reunion road race. 

Continuing in communications are Peter lmb- 
er in TV and Mark Starr at Newsweek in Boston. 

Craig Johnson remarried in the fall of 1989 and 
is enjoying his 8 and 10-year-old stepsons. 


Ben Beach, Secretary 

The generation sired by the Class of '67 is about 
to get its first college graduate: Duke's Kent Forte. 
He is the son of Jeff Forte, whose 22-year mar- 
riage is another class record. Jeff handles the Lower 
Florida Keys for Premier Beverage and, when possi- 
ble, makes his sales calls on jet skis. Living right on 
the water near Key West, Jeff uses a boat as often 

as he uses a car and is an active supporter of Reef 
Relief, a local conservation group. He still gets to 
Fenway Park almost every September. 

Mac Barnes is a vice-president of Bloomberg, 
Inc., a fast-growing Manhattan firm that sells com- 
puter terminals and software to the securities 
world. Mac and his family have left Staten Island 
for his native New Jersey and they are fixing up an 
old farmhouse in Plainfield. Mac preaches sermons 
in prisons and elsewhere. 

Twelve-year veteran Harper Follansbee has 
moved up to dean of students at Rivers Country 
Day School, where he had a role in last fall's 
transition to co-education. Harper coaches a local 
soccer team, as well as Rivers' freshmen, who in- 
clude Mr. Navins' grandson Matt. Trivia: Harper's 
uncle was George Bush's baseball coach at Andov- 

When he's not busy as one of the Class of '67s 
two GDA trustees, Bill Alfond is trying to put 
Dexter athletic shoes on as many consumers' feet 
as possible. His travels take him to Asia, Los An- 
geles, Chicago, and elsewhere. Bill closely follows 
the varsity basketball team at Dexter High, espe- 
cially the exploits of 5'8" point guard Justin Al- 

Roger Block is vice-president for clinical serv- 
ices at New England Medical Center Hospital in 
Boston. Though his favorite hobby is sailing, Rog- 
er does some running and completed the 1988 
Boston Marathon in four hours. 

Last Thanksgiving Andrew Nichols journeyed 
to Simsbury, Conn., for a duckpin showdown with 
Phil Finn. Andrew, who refused to divulge the 
results, is a vice-president at Mercantile Safe De- 
posit and Trust Co. in Baltimore, known as "the 
Tiffany of banking in the Mid-Atlantic Region." 
Phil is a senior planner with Casual Corner Stores. 
He has two boys; Andrew has two girls. 

If you need legal help in Portland, Maine, try 
Stanley Greenberg of Greenberg &. Greenberg. 
It's mostly a commercial practice, but Stan, his 
father, and their colleagues also handle personal 
injury, domestic relations, and real estate. Tennis, 
skiing, and aerobics keep Stan in sidewalk surfing 

Sidney Bird has been promoted to lieutenant 
with Dade County Corrections. Off duty, he has 
achieved a rank of #2 for the 30 + B age division of 
amateur racquetball in Florida. 

Donald Gay is head varsity lacrosse coach for 
the University of Detroit Jesuit High School; he 
was 8-8 as assistant coach in 1989 and Man of the 
Year for Michigan high school lacrosse. Don is in 
purchasing with Chrysler Motors. 

Stark Beatty has returned from the Nether- 
lands to New York City, where he is an indepen- 
dent consultant in interactive telecommunications. 
Stark is also involved in various other projects, 
including some work on environmental problems. 

The class has made its first foray into Dairyland. 
John Easton left Amoco in Chicago for Ger- 
mantown, Wise, and is working in Racine for J.I. 
Case, a Tenneco subsidiary that bought out the 
assets of International Harvester. John works on 
Case's computer system. 


Carl Spang, Secretary 

1 have heard from quite a few people during the 
last two months: 

Bob Stewart has launched his own law firm, 
specializing in estate planning and administration, 
in West Hartford, Conn. Bob also teaches a course 
in financial and retirement planning at St. Joseph's 
College and runs the local Cub Scout den. His and 
Barbara's five children help to keep life interest- 

Winter 1990 


Lindsey, 5; Brad 

and Rick Kaye«S< heiss are thi i roud pai 
I |< frrey, 14 mo., and report 
isted well to the 
1 1 iching and li\ ing in 

John Sovvlcs ling and building a new 

honu Portland, Maine, while he and Syl- 

o celebrate the birth oi their son, 
is Wheeler, in March. Daughter Marisa is 6. 
|ohn is wuli ill- State I )epartment n( Environmen- 
tal 1 n in Augusta 

Marcus Uran i ontinues to teac li math in Plym- 
Mai II'' and Nancy have three children 
Melissa, 9; Katie, 5; and Sammy, 5. 

Ted Nahil has started a new company specializ- 
ing in broadcast engineering. He has installed sa- 
tellite links, radio transmitters and antennas 
throughout the U.S. 

Denise and Robbie Lord are living outside 
Portland, Maine, with their boys Sam, 9, and Jack- 
son, 5. Robbie works for Idexx. 

Carl Bernsten is living in Rye, N.Y., and work- 
ing at Carpet Trends. 

Josh Burns reports that his law practice in New 
York (South St. Seaport) is doing well. He still 
finds time to go skiing occasionally at Hunter 

Ross Raymond works for Burroughs Welcome 
and lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Jay Worthen is flying high, having recently 
finished pilot qualifications for aircraft instrument 
rating. Both Jay and his wife practice law in Keene, 

John Emerson reports that he has moved back 
to Chicago. 

Brian Griffin is doing well, but Halloween has 
taken on new meaning for him. His wife Deborah 
has written a book on Salem Witchcraft, to be 
published this winter, in her spare time; she prac- 
tices law for Peabody and Arnold in Boston. 

Judith and I visited Wendy and John Wannop 
in Woodstock, Vt., over Thanksgiving weekend. 
Sons Bob and Brian have started playing in the 
Woodstock youth hockey program, and John con- 
tinues to coach in the league and to remain an avid 
Dartmouth fan. The entire family is committed to 
the game; daughter Melissa will also be starting 
hockey this year. 

Larry Cowles '73, at right, shows he still has the old bounce; Todd Dixon 
'90 stands by. 


Bill Tobe\, Secretary 

20th Reunion 

June 15, 16, 17 

Ben Smith is a senior engineer with EG&.G, 
Florida; his wife Lisa is a full-time mom with 
daughter Sarah, 2, and son Van, 3 months. "Poo- 
gie and Kruk - are you out there?" 

Jim Hallas and his wife Deborah, in Portland, 
Conn., have a son Benjamin, 2, and are expecting 
a second child in May. Jim is publisher of the 
Glastonbury Citizen and the River East News Bul- 
letin, a regional paper. In his spare time Jim hunts, 
fishes, antiques, and works on their 18th century 
house - "a full time job in itself." He and his sister 
Barbara '75 are both looking forward to Reunion. 

Randall Whitney writes, "We have moved 
(again!) from Dallas, Tex., to Concord, Mass. This 
should be the last one. Catherine is 6'/2 and Alex is 
4. My job has changed also. I am now district sales 
manager for Strathmore Paper Co. in New Eng- 
land and Montreal, Canada. 

Tom Turner continues to teach fourth graders 
in Washington State. He likes his class, and is 
pleased to find parents are supportive of the 

Maude MacDowell Statler was born January 9, 
1989, to Celeste and Fred Statler. Brother Fritz is 


Karen and Jonathan Davis, in Bainbridge Is- 
land, Wash., have a new baby boy, Caleb Muir, 
born September 22, 1989. He joins brother Justin, 
4Vz, and sister Hannah, 2'/2. Jon is about to finish 
up his Ph.D. at the University of Washington's 
School of Fisheries, and he and Karen are starting 
an oyster farm on the Hood Canal. 

I J Deborah McC/ement, Secretary 

Roberto Arguello, Coconut Grove, Fla., has 
been appointed to the U.S. Senate Committee on 
Hispanic Affairs by President Bush. 

John Blake and his wife Harriet announce the 

birth of their first child, Christopher Chauncey 
Blake, born August 7, 1989. John is media rela- 
tions director for the Texas Rangers baseball team. 

Jaike Williams has been promoted within 
Sundstrand Fluid Handling to national sales man- 
ager of canned motor pumps. "My family and I are 
preparing to move back to the Denver area," he 
writes. "We all look forward to the skiing, but will 
miss living on the East Coast." 

Winnie and Phil Smith are enjoying life in 
Avon, Conn., where they welcomed daughter 
Anna Bartlett into their family on November 3. 
"Our two boys, Chris, 6, and Kyle, 4, are proving 
to be great big brothers," Phil says. 

I T* ]on Sendor, Secretary 

Steven Winer is beginning his third year as 
director of tennis at Wayside Racquet 6*. Swim 
Club in Marlboro, Mass. "If anyone is in the area, 
please stop by for a workout!" he says. 

Thomas Moseley writes, "All's well on the 
shores of Lake Superior. Stop by if you're passing 
through Munising - 387-4260. We have plenty of 


The Archon 

Brian Noves '76 and David Ham '77 at the alumni hocke\ game. 


Audrey Grant, Secretary 

Tim Sorton '78 gets off a shot at 
alumni basketball game. 

Fiona Lubbock and her husband Geoffrey 
gave birth to their second daughter, Caroline An- 
gelica Watson, on August 18, 1989. Fiona is fin- 
ishing up a video production for her master's thesis 
and for the Brown Medical School on poor preg- 
nant women and their barriers to prenatal care. 
Commuting to Brown from Marblehead "takes 
longer than flying to our family home in Scot- 
land!" she says. "Best wishes to all my former 
classmates. " 

Carol and Keith Esthimer, Franklin, Mass., 
will be at Reunion. Keith has been busy talking to 
classmates and says that Dan Morris, Lake Ho- 
patcong, N.J., wants to stay in the dorms. 

Keith also says that he'd like to see Hossain 
Majdi and that he saw Derek Bergmann. Derek 
and Stacy live in Hopkinton, Mass.. and Derek 
has a construction company. 

Nelson Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn., is well, 
and will trv to make reunion weekend. 

Todd Pitstick, Jacksonville, Fla., has six irons 
in the fire. Hopefully he'll tell us all about them in 

Craig McConnell, where are you? 

Elizabeth and Gregorv Pope of Amesbury are 
busy with son Keais (?) and another child is on the 
way! Greg reports that he'll be back for reunion; so 
will Maria Gray of Groveland. 

I've talked to Stephanie Farrar and she's 
agreed to share her reunion expertise. Steph, Craig 
and Carey are enjoying their new home in Phoe- 
nix, Ariz. Thev also enjoved a visit from Mr. and 
Mrs. Eames. Now Steph and Craig are off for a 
little Vegas holiday. 

Bruce Kennedy writes, "I have been out of 
touch for quite a while but I plan to be at the 15th 
Reunion. Hope to see the Dastardlv Dans there as 
well. I was married in March, 19S7, to Ann Quin- 
nev of Hampton, N.H., and we have a daughter, 
Jamie Caroline Kennedy, born December 4, 19S8. 1 
spent five vears with Uncle Sam's Misguided Chil- 
dren and now work for the Immigration Service. 1 
served for a time in San Diego, but have spent the 
last two vears at the Port of Entrv, Coburn Gore, 
Maine. We are closer to the North Pole than the 
Equator here! Adios, Bruce." 

Michael Harding is currentlv living in Port- 

land, Maine, and is looking forward to Reunion in 

Barrv Miller and his wife Karen, in Purchase, 
N.Y., have two children, Nathan Joel, almost 4, 
and Matthew Ross, almost 1. Barry is employed by 
Central National-Gottesman, Inc., the world's 
largest privately-owned forest products marketing 
organization. He is general sales manager for do- 
mestic (wood) pulp. 

I'm looking forward to many reports from the 
reunion network. Don't you read the Archon Class 
Notes section first, to find out about a certain 
classmate or two? They are reading it first too, to 
find out about YOU!: 


Carol Goldberg-, Secretary 

Edward Reed writes, "I am happy and healthy 
here in Maine. Unevenly distributing my time be- 
tween sailing, skiing and the development of a new 
type of employee benefit at UNUM Life Insurance 
Co. - group long term care. 


Tim Richards, Secretary 

Carrie Lyons is living in Salem, Mass., and 
working as a secretary/ meeting planner for Al- 
drich, Eastman &. Waltch in Boston. She sees 
Tracie Fornaro frequently, and Kate Wise 
"now and then." She was in Kate's wedding to 
Tom Tewksbury on October 7 in Beverly Farms. 
The newlvweds live in New York City. 

David Ham is living in \X ellesley and working 
for Northland Investment Corporation as an asset 
manager. He is plaving lots of golf and hockey. 

Stephen Mallery says he's a "serendipitous 
transplant to Eugene, Ore.," where he's set out 
strong roots over the past 1 1 years. He is the new 
associate editor of BioPharm magazine (a trade jour- 
nal for manufacturers of bioengineered drugs). 
"Oregon is great for clean industries like pub- 
lishing," he says. He and his six-year-old son, 
Luke, started Ki-Aikido classes last fall. 

"After working for a big company (Proctor Sl 
Gamble) for four years, and a little company (Istel) 
for three years. Eric Laub has started his own 
company, Pragmatic Inc. "It's a manufacturing 
management consulting firm specializing in visual 
interactive simulation of manufacturing opera- 
tions. He can be reached in Belmont, Mass., at 

/ O Leslie Lafond, Secretary 

Scott Pope and wife Anne gave birth to a babv 
girl, Taber, on Januar. 28, 89. Son Hughes is 
almost 4. Thev are living in Kansas City, Mo. 

David Drukker has just bought a house in 
Nottingham, N.H. He continues his career as a 
survevor, which is great because he loves the out- 
side. He is engaged to Martha Burnham, an engi- 
neer for the city of Concord, and plans to marrv in 
1990. Dave and some of his business associates are 
planning to start a bank in Deerfield, N.H. Brave 
in this economv! 

Geoff Gwvnne is marrvinc Karen Lee New- 
land on Februarv 10 in Denver, at his new home 
church. He is a minister at Christ Episopal 
Church. 2950 S Universitv Blvd. 

I V ib) Woodbury, K 

I'm afraid our successful reunion last summer left 
us rather bereft of new news for this issue of the 

Winter 1990 


The Sperry family on sports day: from left, friend Peter Vajda, Ann '83, 
Marty, Steve '80 and history master Bill. 

Archun; however, we were able to glean some items 
from a few who were unable to join us last June . . . 

John Perlowski has been living in Tampa, 
Fla., for a year now; he is still with Kemper. 

Brian Starr is looking forward to becoming a 
father. His wife Elizabeth anticipates delivery in 
late January. 

Debbie Baker Black, Jim Black and I attended 
Kim Saunders' wedding to Randy Brown on 
October 7 in the Moseley Chapel. And yes, Kim 
was the blushing bride you all would have ex- 
pected. Kim is a physician's assistant in orthopedic 
surgery at the Lahey Clinic and living in 

Steve Perry writes, "Aloha once again. Things 
still going well. Seven years have flown by. Still 
coaching soccer but starting golf this year instead 
of baseball. May be taking sabbatical next year. 
Hopefully getting master's degree at Cal State 
(Long Beach)." Well, so much for not being able to 
take the New England out of the boy! 

Kathy Leary Livermore is sorry she missed 
reunion but was busy with Anne (Annie) Leary 
Livermore who was born May 11 (class of 2007); 
brother Ted is 4. 

Wendy Bixby Cowie is also busy raising a 
family with #2 due at the end of December. "Eve- 
rything is great in Andover. Sorry not to make it 
to reunion. Maybe next one." 

Laura Roome writes "I'm now in Granville, 
N.Y. — still with Ames Department Stores and 
was very busy during the biggest retail season of 
the year. But they say it doesn't get any better than 
this — Granville itself is a small, friendly town on 
the Vermont/New York state line and close to 
Killington and Stratton, so my mid-week days off 
are spent on one of the mountains." 

Andy Linn is thriving in Atlanta after the 
"Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year" was 
awarded to him and his family. Andy and wife 
Laura must be busy decorating their new house 
which was under construction as we were reuniting 
last June. 

Lisa Law writes, "Had a great time at reunion 
- Holly Spoerl Piatt where are you. 7 ?" 

As for myself, I love my new job as advertising 
manager at the Bank of New England. It's some- 
what of a family affair with brother Ron in equip- 
ment finance, brother Mark '81 in auditing and 

Mark's wife Tara in asset management systems. 
Hope to be hearing from everyone very soon. 


Pam Welch, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Elizabeth Evans is a securities trader for a 
company in New Hampshire, and her husband 
Nick works for IBM. They plan to move to Man- 
chester, N.H., shortly. 

Helen Mackay-Smith Mazarakis hopes to 
attend Reunion. She is working for the City of' 
New York Department of Housing; she is involved 
with the low income housing program, which she 
finds very challenging. 

Lynn Durland Sousa is also planning to re- 
turn for Reunion. She is working at MIT and she 
and Bob are expecting their second child around 
Christmas. Son Charlie,is almost 2. 

Kevin Callahan is "still living and working in 
Manhattan. I was in Boston recently and stopped 
by the Gardner Estate to watch Monday Night 
Football and spend some time with the boys - Jim 
Gardner, Joshua Gardner (6 mos.), and Bryan 
Rourke. Jim's son is very cute, even though he does 
have the Gardner forehead." 

Ginger Bushell is in her second year at Whar- 
ton Business School. Ginger spent the summer 
doing two things: First, she volunteered her time 
for Very Special Arts International, helping to 
promote employment opportunities for the dis- 
abled through the production and export of crafts 
(she was stationed in Barbados, West Indies). Sec- 
ondly, she had a summer internship with U.S. 
West Communications in Denver, Colo., in strate- 
gic planning. "Hello to all!" 

Bill Brine married Joanne E. Parks on April 
22, 1989. They now live in Mendon, Mass. Bill 
runs a division of Brine, Inc., in Hopedale; Joanne 
operates her own small graphics and publishing 

Rand Pendleton writes: "I lead a boring life: 
work, school, but alas, I am in California. Trying 

to stay in touch with David Brown '81 and Benay 
Lazo '81 in San Francisco. One < lass to go until I 
finish my M.S. A. Physics." 

John Fain is living in Houston and spending all 
his time farming and running cows. John recently 
returned from four weeks in Santa Fe and two 
weeks in Utah camping with his girlfriend in can- 
yon lands. "Truly spectacular period! Look for- 
ward to seeing all at Reunion. Let's all stay in Rye 
Beai li with the Si hwartzes." 

Douglas Leathern is still at Nellis AFB in Las 
Vegas, but now works for the USAF Fighter 
Weapons School (the Air Force version of Top 
Gun). He looks forward to the 10th Reunion and 
seeing old friends. He hopes by then to have the 
overseas orders he has been looking for. Even 
though "trapped" in Vegas these past six years, 
Doug re-enlisted for five years last March and "a 
20-year career in the Air Force appears imminent." 

Chris Stafford married Nancy Hoffman in 
Rye, N.H., on June 10, 1989. "Duffy" Bowditch "79 
was an usher. 

Scott Mason is a television reporter/bureau 
chief for CBS affiliate/WHIO-TV in Dayton, 

After working in sales in the Boston area for 
three years, Pete Diamond moved to Salem, 
Ore., in August and is attending law school at 
Williamette University. "Love the Northwest!" he 
writes. "First semester went well. Any alums in the 
Portland-Seattle area?" 

John Wise and Julie Hall were married in 1985 
and travelled cross-country for 2 1/2 months. For 
the past two-plus years, he has been finishing his 
B.A. degree in communications and will be work- 
ing at the local public TV station and teaching 

Dan Geffen '82 is an assistant D.A. 
in Dade County, Fla. If he looks 
different, he is; he has lost 103 
pounds since July 1. 


The Archon 

university students. They have just bought their 
first house. 


Kathryn O'Leary, Secretary 

Laurie Krooss has joined the Eastern office of 
the American Youth Foundation as full-time Hu- 
man Resources director, after serving in that ca- 
pacity for their summer camp program. They are 
based in Wolfeboro, N.H. 

Sargent Kennedy is marketing and developing 
financial software for Oracle Corporation in the 
Silicon Valley. He has seen Dave Brown, Doug 
Brown, and Jordan Voelker in the Bay Area. 

David Ryan is an international officer for The 
British Bank of the Middle East, in Manama, Bah- 


^ ^ John Nye, Secretary 

William Hutchinson is working toward his 
master's degree in business and banking at Wash- 
ington University in St. Louis. 

David Marglous is living in Brookline, Mass., 
and is getting married in May. 

Claire Dober is temporarily in Princeton, N.J., 
where her fiance, Bill Darralier, is going to semi- 
nary. "We met at Brown, and will be married in 
June," she says. "I'm currently living the life of a 
Yuckie (young urban carpenter), a life-long dream. 
It's fun for now." She sends her best to all '82ers. 

After working at Putnam Co., the mutual fund 
company in Boston, Christoper Swenson is now 
pursuing his MBA at Babson. 

Jennifer Evans is currently living in Newbury- 
port and working as a sales rep for Towle Silver. 

Erica Norton is living in Cambridge and is 
engaged to be married in May. She is presently 
office manager for a company that sells a Bar Re- 
view course, but she is interested in going back to 
school to get her masters in education. 

Augusta Henley is living in Indialantic (Mel- 
bourne), Fla., and is engaged to John Cheshire. 
They plan an early summer wedding. 


Sue Studley, Secretary 

Thomas Malay is adding to Seattle's popula- 
tion growth. 

Cathy Eveleth spent the summer pit crewing 
for a supermodified, and is "still a redneck!" She is 
currently working for the Greater Syracuse Asso- 
ciation of Realtors and says to say "hi" to everyone 
- especially Danielle and "T." 

Dan McLaughlin started a real estate auction 
company about two years- ago, and expects this 
year's sales to be $20 to $30 million. "I'm one of the 
few who hopes the real estate market doesn't 
bounce back too quickly!" he says. 

Andrew Barton is currently a medical student 
at the University of Illinois in Chicago and was 
married on September 2, 1989, in Chicago to 
Sandra Kuchansky of Washington, D.C. Alumni 
in the wedding were John '84, Peter '87, and Adam 
Barton '89. 

Susan Sanidas is living in New Orleans, La., 
where her husband Brett is at Tulane Law School. 
She says "hi" to everyone. 

Caleb Ham is completing his B.A. in studio art 
at the University of New Hampshire. 

Peter Ross will be graduating from Keene State 
in May. 

Mark Sullivan is working as a production as- 
sistant for a talk show in New York City. He lives 

Bucknall first in the NBA 

Londoner Stevenson Bucknall 
arrived in the United States in 
September of 1982 to attend 
Governor Dummer Academy - 
and to play basketball. He wanted to be 
a professional basketball player. 

After six basketball-intensive years as 
a Governor (class of 1985) and a Univer- 
sity of North Carolina Tar Heel (class of 
1989), he has become the first En- 
glishman and the first GDA alumnus to 
play in the National Basketball Associa- 

He was drafted by the Los Angeles 
Lakers, no less, and by characteristic 
hard work, earned a place on the roster. 

"I've met the goals that I set and now 
I'm setting other goals to reach," he said 
recently. "I would like to be successful in 
the NBA and to help the team win ... I 
wouldn't want to be with any other 
team in the league right now than the 

GDA coach Steve Metz calls Bucknall 
"one of the hardest-working players I've 
ever seen. In addition to basketball, he 
played three years of soccer and track 
(and won the Goodwin Athletic Prize at 
graduation). He was a very coachable 
player who became a leader on the 
court." Metz also recalls BucknalPs "in- 
tensity" which rubbed off on other play- 
ers and made the team a better one. 

In his senior year, Bucknall led the 
entire state with a 30.3 average, and had 
a total of 758 points (he had a 26-point 
career average and 1,379 total points in 
his two years here). He also set the 
school single-season record for re- 
bounds, averaging 14.7 per game. 

GDA had a perfect 15-0 record in the 
Independent School League that year 
and, 24-1 overall, won the New England 
Class C Prep title. Bucknall was the 
Newburyport Daily News Player of the 
Year, and MVP of the Boston Shootout 
Tournament which he helped win. 

Heavily recruited by several colleges, 
Bucknall went on to UNC at Chapel 
Hill, with its aggressive-style defense. His 
defensive ability has been honed even 
further in Lakers practice; at 6' 5W, 
Bucknall has had to cover Lakers stars 
Magic Johnson (6' 8") and James Worthy 
(6' 9"). 

"We have a couple guys who are the 

Steve Bucknall '85 in Lakers 

best in the League and one who is proba- 
bly the best in the world. I'm learning 
more by going against them," he said 

Steve is not seeing as much action as 
he would like, but he is keeping a rook- 
ie's perspective - waiting, patiently wait- 
ing. "I know that it's going to take a lot 
of hard work and determination but I 
also know that I've got to be patient and 
ready for when the time comes," he says. 

Sports Trivia Answers 

(from page 18) 

1. Science master Susie Childs. Her 
father, Ted Childs, served at Middlesex 
School, then at Pomfret and Cape Cod 
Academy. 2. Director of studies Brian 
Lenane 72. 3. Steve Bucknall '85, with 
the Los Angeles Lakers in 1989. 4. Joe 
Hoague '37. 5. Old Guard master emeri- 
tus John Witherspoon. 

Winter 1990 


Pet< r (udson and so Ion '.'. u l< 

Lori Whitni Sarah Bradshaw in Wa h 

both then fi n 

Rally. Sarah is working foi an ad 

reci nilv was pri imoted 

Ot 1 Christim Romboletti, Secretary 

Charlotte Johnson sent holiday greetings 

from ml prings, Colo. She has been out 

ih, mi .1 vi-ar working for the Ski Cor- 

tion, "enjoying the mountains and the hedo- 

tyle! Hope all is well with the rest of our 


Kim Grillo enjoyed seeing Stephan Marcule- 
wicz a few weeks back; he is contemplating law 
ichool. Kim's second year at B.U. Law is much 
I .lit i than the first and she's looking forward to 
Ik i summer clerkship at Sulloway, Hollis & Soden 
in Concord, N.H. "Hello to Cathy Riley." 

Kathleen Lambert was married in Moseley 
Chapel on September 9 to J. Gill Watt. They both 
graduated in 1988 from Dartmouth, where Gill is 
now working on his master's degree at the Thayer 
School of Engineering. They took a wedding trip 
to L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, according to the 
Newburyport Daily News report of the wedding, 
and are now at home in West Lebanon, N.H. 


Sean Mahonev, Secretary 


June 15, 16 and 17 

George Hasapidis is now a second lieutenant 
in the Army's Aviation Branch, and is living at Ft. 
Rucker, Ala., where he is learning to fly helicopt- 
ers. "Flight school is pretty demanding and there's 
a lot to learn," he says, "but I love it, especially the 
flying part." He'll be there until September; after 
that it's up to Uncle Sam. 

Sam Blatchford and wife Ann-Marie are both 
in a training program with Canam Steel Corp. in 
St. Georges, Que. They are expecting their first 

Jeanne Smith is working for the Shearson-Leh- 
man Hutton Division of American Express in Bos- 
ton. "It's time to go back to school for a master's," 
she says. 

Jeffrey Kelly, who has moved to Philadelphia, 
says he will "see Mike Terrile at this year's Pie Race 
in June." 

Meredith Lazo is a real estate analyst in Gold- 
man Sachs 6k Co.'s investment banking division 
and living in New York City. "I am thoroughly 
enjoying it," she says. "I plan to be here for two 
years and then travel for part of a year, eventually 
going on to graduate school." 


Monique Proulx, Secretary 
Mark Thompson, Secretary 

Paul Nardone writes that during his junior 
year at Tufts, he decided to give up basketball to 
start his own business . . . Olde Boston Snacks, 
Inc. "It's a full line of gourmet nuts and natural 
snacks. We're selling in five states and we're in 
some pretty big convenience store chains. I'm ac- 
cepting resumes from ALL my classmates. Watch 
out, Planters!" 

Kim Carey is living in her sorority (Delta Delta 
I >i li.ii .it I 'moil ( 'ollege and is vice-president. She 

is busy working On hei senior thesis and job limit- 
ing. "I speak with Kristin LaBrie '87 and MaryBeth 
( hilds '88 a lot (also both members of my sorority) 
and I see Kim Mooney, Lee Hayman, Carey 
Quinn, Julie Adams and Jen Grimes." 


Jim Andriotakis, Secretary 

Michael Zracket went down to Rio for the 

holidays, so he could warm up from being in 
school in snowy Vermont. 

Kristen Labrie was up at Loon Mountain in 
December, having a good time as a ski instructor. 
She sees Amy Goldstein often and says that 
Amy plans to spend her next semester in London. 

After returning from a great summer trip to 
Europe with one of his classes, Jon Fosdick took 
the fall term off and worked hard in Newburyport 
and tending the greens at the Ipswich Country 
Club. I had an opportunity to ski with John and 
Andrew Rockwell this winter. Needless to say, 
Rock fearlessly led us down all the bumpy trails. 

Pam Chase is going abroad for a term in Swe- 
den and Hungary. 

Diana Stram is presently away on a semester at 

Todd Crabbtree is doing well and playing 
some great hockey for Babson. 

I talked with Peter Barton and he was very 
excited about his upcoming semester in Australia. 
Peter has also become very active in fencing and is 
on the varsity team at Duke. 

Lisa Taplin has been very busy at Pitzer Col- 
lege in Claremont, Calif. She is looking forward to 
going to Sweden to teach English to children. 

Tracy Bodge is doing great in Boston where 
she lives with Vicki Krasnekavich '86. Tracy has a 
great job with Omni Call, a telecommunications 
company. She is also excited to start school again 
at UMass Boston. 

Ross Shain is doing well at Bard, where he 
continues with his music and is now also interested 
in film making. 

Lucy Armstrong returned from Scotland but 
was going back after the holidays. 

Amy Mack is in Italy for spring semester. She 
spoke to Dave Naumann in Texas and he says 
"Hi" to everyone. 

Paula McCarthy is in the Far East for the 
month of January. She speaks to Leslie Sevilla, 
who is doing weli at Syracuse. 

Jennifer Killion writes, "Hi Guys! I know you 
haven't heard from me in a while and for that I'm 
sorry! The last few years have been ones of many 
changes! I've left Trinity with the decision to be 
financially independent, so I am, in the true sense, 
a starving college student! My major (when I can 
afford to attend A.S.U.) is political science with a 
focus on the Third World, specifically South Afri- 
ca. In fact, I'm hoping to get down there in a 
month with a group to help a community rebuild. 
I'm still on stage whenever the opportunity arises! 
Take care and tell Glen to write me!" 

Amy Goldstein was in London for the fall 
semester and loved it. She was looking forward to 
getting back to Union, though, and hopes eve- 
ryone is well. 

Anita Russo says "Wellesley is going well. I 
spent the summer living in Germany and travelling 
around Europe. Had a great time and hope to live 
there someday. I ran cross country for Wellesley as 
co-captain this fall." 

Rob DeLena is still at Trinity and looking 
forward to baseball in the spring. He worked as an 

Dr. Murray Finegold and Justin '85 

Dan McLaughlin '83 at alumni 

intern at the Boston law firm Hale ek Dorr over 
Christmas break. 

Lisa Carrigg went to Nassau during her winter 
break and is looking forward to doing research in 
Kenya in the near future. 

I had a great time visiting relatives in Greece last 
summer. Hobart went well this fall, and I had the 
opportunity to take a class with Ann Taylor. 
Ann is doing well and is happily playing club 
hockey for William Smith. 


The Archon 


Meganne Murphy, Secretary 

Hello and happy winter! I've been in Florence, 
Italy, for the past four months, so this is mainly 
leftover summer news. Thanks for the reply cards! 
Lots of '88ers have transferred after their first 
year . . . 

Christina Dalessio is going to Wellesley Col- 
lege to continue her music career. Kara Mohe- 
ban transferred to Trinity College, and she said 
she'll try to stay out of trouble there. Jeff Abrams 
finished his interim year and will be going to the 
University of Utah where, he says, "I am looking 
forward to a fun year where I will be a stranger in a 
strange land. Tell everyone to take care and never 
hesitate to have a good time!" Good advice. 

Brendon O'Brien is going to Boston College 
and from what I hear is hitting innocent bystand- 
ers with golf balls on the B.C. course. 

Brendon's old roommate Brewster Brockman 
is currently an ecology major at Bennington Col- 
lege. He returns to Mexico often and misses the 
people from his sophomore year at GDA! 

James Yawn has started a hockey club at his 
college in California, and it seems to be taking off. 
He is also in one of the school choirs. 

Jenny Reynolds is still playing her guitar in a 
Cambridge coffee house, hoping to get discovered. 
I'm sure it won't be long now! 

Regina Glanzberg worked as a waitress in a 
small Italian restaurant in Oyster Bay last summer 
and also went to her first Grateful Dead show (at 
Giant Stadium). She said she has decided to quit 
school and travel around with them selling falafel. 
Just kidding. Actually she returned to Franklin & 
Marshall for another fun-filled year. 

Heather Moore and Charity Lombardi 
worked together at Club Casino this summer and 
Heather said they were inseparable. Charity said 
her favorite show was Air Supply. (Air Supply?) 

Jill Packard will be taking off next year with 
"Up With People," an entertainment group that 
travels throughout Europe and the U.S. promoting 
peace and unity. This year she is living in the 
Alpha Chi Omega house at UVM. 

Tica Barry will be going to Australia for the 
next five months to hang out with Koala bears. 
Heidi Danielson is aspiring to become "Miss 
Bumper Bowling Queen 1989." She likes the Uni- 
versity of Washington in Seattle and is doing great. 

Airin Brown is currently in Nicaragua with her 
school, living in the bush and learning about the 
, culture. 

Sorry for the lack of news, but I don't hear too 
much GDA gossip in Italy! Erika Sayewich came 
to Florence, where she stayed in a very central 
hotel, and I visited her in Dijon, France. A very 
strange experience to see someone from GDA in 
another country! She returned to Colby for the 
second semester. Because I will not be returning 
until May, there may be no spring news. Send me 
lots of mail so we can have a big fall article!! Take 
care and keep in touch, c/o Fortman Studios, Via 
Fiesolana 34r, 50122 Firenze ITALIA. 


J. ]. Katz, Secretary 

Amy Russell is enjoying Boston College "very 
much." Her X-C season went well and she earned 
a varsity letter after placing 10th at GBC's and 
17th at the National Catholic Meet at Notre 
Dame. She then became a full-time spectator for 
awhile due to a serious kidney infection. 

Scott Singer is spending the year in Salaman- 
ca, Spain. He is enrolled at the University and 
lives with a Spanish family. He is taking econom- 

At the alumni basketball game: Jen Reynolds '88, Jodi Packard '90, Jill 
Packard '88, Deana Giamette '88, Andy Eaton '86 and Jen Ashare '89. 

A family affair: watching Stephanie '85 and Melanie '86 in alumni hockey 
game are Tony '88, Mrs. Patricia D'Orazio, and Kim '84- 

At the alumni hockey game: Kip Broivn '87, Rob DeLena '87, Derric 
Small '86, Tom Jansen '87 and Pam Chase '87. 

Winter 1990 


Seeking energy solutions 

Pi Barton '< s 7 rei urned to < am 
pus tins fall to tell physics stu 
dents about his summer proje< t 
on energy-related issues at the 
Seabrook (New Hampshire) Nuclear 
ition, and about the 14th 
World Energy Conference in Montreal 
which he attended as a youth ambassa- 

Barton, who is studying environmen- 
tal engineering at Duke University, said hist summer New England residents 
used within three percent of the maxi- 
mum electrical energy which all of the 
power stations were able to generate. 

"Continued growth of demand simply 
can't be met," he said, "and we will have 
brownouts and worse in our future. The 
question boils down to which is the best 
way to satisfy the energy needs of the 
New England area." 

Barton feels an examination of all the 
facts is necessary before making energy 
decisions. Although he isn't particularly 
happy with Seabrook — its opening has 
been delayed for a variety of reasons 
including insufficient evacuation plans 
he prefers "the low risk of nuclear 
power to the certain destruction of the 

salt marsh if the station were to burn 

i " 

"Residents would do well to determine 
what their energy needs really are," he 
went on. "Even though we know better, 
we continue to squander our energy re- 
sources by leaving lights burning, using 
inefficient electrical equipment, and 
leaving windows open while heating 
units are on. 

"Conservation is the most efficient, 
effective way to extend our energy re- 
sources. If every citizen could visualize 
the coal ashes piling up and acid rain- 
causing gases being released into our at- 
mosphere, we would all work harder to 
conserve and to reduce New England's 
energy needs. Then the existing power 
facilities would be sufficient for several 
decades into the next century." 

The primary sources of energy for New 
England, he said, will continue to be oil, 
coal, gas and atomic. Other sources such 
as wind, water and solar, he said, will 
remain secondary at best. 

Peter was one of 120 youths from 80 
countries at the bi-lingual Energy Con- 
ference, which was attended by 3,500 

Peter Barton '87 

delegates from energy producers. The 
students studied energy sources for 
emerging nations, and Peter's particular 
interest involved energy plans for re- 
mote, third world villages. He was also 
one of three U.S. delegates who partici- 
pated in the four-hour Youth Debate on 
the U.S.'s position in the world energy 

Barton left in December for a semester 
at the University of Sydney in Australia, 
the homeland of his parents (though 
American-born, he is a dual citizen). He 
will then return to Duke, where he is an 
Angier Biddle Duke Scholar, to contin- 
ue work toward his B.S. in engineering 
and an M.B.A. 

A distance runner at GDA, he also 
hopes to return to fencing, which he 
took up for the first time as a second 
term freshman at Duke — and made the 
varsity team. He went to the U.S. 
Fencing Association's collegiate 
championships as a sophomore epeeist, 
and he won six of nine NCAA bouts. 

us, philosophy, 20th Century Spanish History, 
and French I (taught in Spanish, ;is ;ill of his 
(lasses). He r in an acting group, ;md traveled 
through Fran< e during the Christmas holi I 

Charles Kahn writes, "I like Muhlenberg and I 
am doing well. 1 see Rob W. and Stuart Plening- 
er every now and then. 1 still have the van and I'm 
trying to onvince my parents to let me rake it to 
school. I miss everyone." 

Matt Caron competed in the Oceanside Tria- 
thalon at Hampton Beach, N.H., last fall — a 6.2- 
mile run, a 20-mile bike ride and a half-mile swim 
in the ocean; he finished in an admirable 2 hours, 
3 minutes and H seconds. "It was pretty intense," 
he says. "People take it real seriously." 

Eric Saunders is very happy at Boulder, Colo., 
and has seen a lot of people from GDA on campus. 
She is in the process of changing her major from 
engineering to architecture. She's been skiing a lot 
so far this winter and was off to New Orleans 
during the holidays to visit Michelle Bolyea for 
a week. 

Shawn Gager is goalie for Colby College's var- 
sity women's hockey team — Division III. She is 
majoring in government and administrative sci- 

Sepp Spenlinhauer had a month of vacation 
at Christmas and worked First Night in Boston 
and DJed dances. He says he is doing well at Ithaca 
College and enjoying it. 

A Governor's chair 

The school chair by Nichols and 
Stone is available as a captain's 
chair or Boston rocker in black with 
maple arms; scrollwork and Little 
Red Schoolhouse are in gold. 

For details, please contact: 

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Exhibit of White Mountain Paintings 

Los Angeles Reception 

San Francisco Reception 

Allies Golf Tournament 

Alumni Spring Games 

227th Commencement 

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March 6 

April 1 to June 17 

April 22 

April 25 


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Reunion '90 

June 15, 16 and 17 

GDA Allies Auction 

October 22 

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